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Alfreton Town to play outfield player in goal

Alfreton Town will be forced to field an outfield player in goal for the entirety of tonight's FA Cup fourth qualifying round replay at Lincoln.

Current first choice keeper James Severn is injured Credit: PA

The Conference side's first choice goalkeeper James Severn picked up a thigh injury during the first match, which ended 1-1, and is unavailable for another two months.

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Alfreton Town FC put up for sale

Alfreton Town FC is being put up for sale Credit: Barrington Coombs/EMPICS Sport

The chairman of Alfreton Town Football Club has put the club up for sale just days after it ended the 2013/14 season in its highest ever league position.

Wayne Bradley has overseen the club's rise from the Northern Counties East League in 2002 to its current position as a Conference Premier Division club.

He said:

“We have had the best season where we have finished eleventh in the Conference Premier division and competed strongly with the play-off positions for a long time.

The long and short of it is I think I have got to the point where I have taken the club to the level where I always believed I could but it is obvious we need more input to be able to progress to the next level.

We have had three years at non-league’s top table, and having assessed the level of opposition and the requirements to progress, I firmly believe it is attainable but it is going to need a fresh injection of finances.

I am prepared to stop and help or disappear and let any new suitors get on with it. I would stop on as chairman or in a director role if required. I won’t make it conditional as to how individual(s) want any take over to work.

If an individual or a group of people fancy taking the club over, I welcome them to put their plans to me.

They can acquire a club which is in excellent shape in contrast to others at our level, debt free, in fine shape financially and clearly poised to be able to go to the next level with relative ease.

Here is an opportunity, just knock on the door and I will gladly talk to them.”