Mixed emotions for boss Nicky

ALFRETON Town manager Nicky Law is anticipating concluding a third piece of business in the January transfer window ahead of this Saturday’s tough trip to AFC Telford United.

The Reds’ boss has already extended the loan deals of Leeds United defender Ross Killock and Sheffield United midfield playmaker Matty Harriott, but, with under a fortnight of the transfer window left, he admitted he is continuing to work hard to bring in more players to strengthen his squad.

Law is keeping his cards very close to his chest, but admitted he was looking to bring in a proven Conference Premier Division midfield player in time for the trip to Shropshire at the weekend.

“All I can say at the moment is that our current prime target is someone who can play left and right across the middle, even up top, and gets goals,” said Law.

Meanwhile, the Reds boss had mixed emotions after seeing his side twice come from behind to gain a point in a 3-3 draw at Hereford United last Saturday.

Law was once again critical of a defence which he felt once again gave goals away far too cheaply.

He explained: “Cut out the mistakes out and we are a match for anybody [in this division]. If you keep giving soft goals away. you make it harder for yourself and at the minute that is what we keep doing.

“All success is built on defence and at the minute we are not doing that,” added Law.

“You look at the recent games. Against Wrexham we dominated play but gave away two poor goals. Against Hereford, two of the three we conceded could have been avoided. You can’t give poor goals away in any level of the game and I think I probably think I know in which areas our problems lie. I have got two weeks to deal with it,” ended Law.

ATFC Supporters’ Association transport to the game at AFC Telford United this Saturday departs at 9.45am and seats can be booked by contacting Mark Thorpe on 07857 558401.

Alfreton’s scheduled Derbyshire Senior Cup third round tie at home to Buxton on Tuesday night was postponed for a second time, on this occasion due to a snowbound playing surface. The tie has been rearranged for next Tuesday, January 22, with a 7.45pm kick-off at the Impact Arena.