Alfreton Town boss Law faces selection dilemna

ALFRETON Town return to the Impact Arena on Saturday with a home game against last season’s Blue Square Bet South champions Braintree Town.

As the Reds go in search of a first home win of the season, manager Nicky Law adds latest signing, striker Drewe Broughton to his squad.

He will have plenty of selection decisions to make with Broughton being the fifth signing in a fortnight, the others being Steve Brogan, Andy Holdsworth, Nik Kudiersky and Burton Albion striker James Ellison on loan.

However, Law is without strike trio Paul Clayton (groin), Nathan Arnold (broken metatarsal), Anthony Wilson (broken metatarsal) and midfield player Anton Brown (hip flexor).

Josh Law will need a late check on a groin injury picked up two weeks ago.

Braintree are managed by Alan Devonshire and come into the game in good nick after a 1-0 home win over Lincoln City last weekend.

The Essex club have had a good start to the campaign and arrive in 11th place in the table with ten points from seven games played so far.

Braintree town’s results so far are:


13 Darlington, away, lost 1-0

16 Grimsby Town, home, won 5-0

20 Mansfield Town, home, drew 1-1

23 Forest Green Rovers, away, won 2-0

27 Luton Town, away, lost 3-1

29 Ebbsfleet United, home, lost 3-2


3 Lincoln City, home, won 1-0

It will be a first ever game against Braintree Town and kick-off at the Impact Arena is 3pm.

Fixtures for Saturday, September 10

(All 3pm unless stated)

AFC Telford United v Stockport County

ALFRETON TOWN v Braintree Town

Barrow v Wrexham

Bath City v Southport

Cambridge United v Forest Green Rovers

Fleetwood Town v Gateshead

Grimsby Town v Hayes & Yeading United

Kidderminster Harriers v Ebbsfleet United

Lincoln City v Kettering Town

Luton Town v Darlington

Tamworth v York City

Mansfield Town v Newport County (5.15pm) Live on Premier Sports

Fixtures for Tuesday, September 13 (7.45pm)

AFC Telford United v Luton Town

York City v Bath City