Alfreton Town sign Grimsby midfielder Anthony Church

Anthony Church
Church has made 12 appearances for the Mariners this season

Alfreton Town have signed midfielder Anthony Church on loan from Blue Square Bet Premier rivals Grimsby Town.

The former Boston United player, 24, has joined the Reds until 2 January.

Church, who has played 12 games for the Mariners this season, has been given permission to play in Saturday's FA Cup first-round tie with Carlisle United.

He began his career with Dagenham & Redbridge before joining Ilkeston Town where he played under current Grimsby bosses Rob Scott and Paul Hurst.