Double injury blow for Law

Nicky Law
Nicky Law

Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law had some of the gloss of seeing his side reach the heights of 12 in the table on Tuesday night taken away by bad injuries to two defenders.

The Reds made it seven points from the last nine with a 1-1 draw at in-form Hyde on Tuesday evening, to climb into the highest position the club has ever attained in its history.

However, Law was also left to survey the wreckage of losing central defenders Ross Killock and Leigh Franks to injury during the game.

Alfreton finished the game with ten men after losing Franks with a suspected fractured ankle and Killock, on loan from Leeds United, with a horrific facial injury, the latter after all three substitutes had been used.

Law now faces a race against time to bring in additional defensive replacements ahead of Thursday’s loan deadline.

He was already expecting to bring in one more new face to add to Sheffield United midfield player Matty Harriott, who joined on loan last week and who enjoyed a sound debut in a 2-1 win at Woking last Saturday.

One boost for the Reds boss would be the return of skipper Darran Kempson who is expected to return to the squad this weekend after missing the last five games with a knee injury.