Fine form of Reds’ pair is rewarded

Alfreton Town players Josh Law and Dan Bradley have been selected for the England C contingency squad for the forthcoming International Challenge Trophy semi-final tie against Turkey.

And, although they missed out on the full squad, the pair’s inclusion is reward for their fine form, and manager Nicky Law is delighted that they have been chosen.

Law has unearthed several very good quality players over the last four seasons and the club has a terrific record of providing players for the England C squads, with five players gaining full caps and four more being called into the contingency squad.

“I would not have thought there would be many clubs who have had as many different players chosen as us in recent seasons, so we are obviously doing something right” said Law.

Josh Law has been called up three times into the contingency squad and father Nicky feels it is only a matter of time before he makes the breakthrough.

He added: “It is hopefully only a matter of time with Josh, and for Dan Bradley as well. Given their ages, I would imagine both of them will figure in in the next few England C squads, so long as they continue to play as well as they have been doing.”

For the record, current players left-back Connor Franklin and striker Paul Clayton are full England C internationals, as are former Reds Liam Hearn (Grimsby Town), Aden Flint (Swindon Town) and Kyle McFadzean (Crawley Town), who all gained caps while at the Impact Arena.

As well as Josh Law and Dan Bradley, defender Theo Streete and former goalkeeper Paddy Gamble have also received call-ups to the contingency squads.

The international semi-final game takes place on Tuesday, February 5, at Dartford FC’s Princes Park stadium.