Alfreton boss Nicky Law wants Easter promotion sealed

Alfreton Town

Alfreton boss Nicky Law has warned his players not to expect an easy ride from already-relegated Redditch on Saturday as Town bid to seal promotion.

Alfreton need two points at most to seal the Blue Square Bet North title.

"No-one is expecting Redditch to win and teams like that are always dangerous to play against - they can play with no pressure," said Law.

"But if we are on our game and get at them, we will have a great chance of getting to where we want to be."

Alfreton have an eight-point lead over nearest challengers AFC Telford United with three games to go, and their significantly superior goal difference means a point would probably be enough to secure the title and promotion to the top tier of non-league football.

"Our destiny is in no-one else's hands now and that is down to what the players have done over the last two months," continued Law.

"We have come through a phenomenal amount of games in a short space of time and not had an easy run-in either. Not so long ago we were around 10 points behind Nuneaton Town, who led for a long while."

His side missed the chance to put matters beyond doubt on Tuesday evening, with a 1-1 draw at Harrogate Town, and lost 2-1 at Gloucester last Saturday. But Law was adamant his side would not panic.

"We have known that every time we have played everyone has raised their game against us," he said. "Yes, we have had a little blip here and there, but it is to be expected. We have just got to get over the line now.

"Hopefully it will be a great atmosphere and it would be nice to do it on Saturday, but we have three games to get the point we need."