Alfreton Town sign goalkeeper James Severn on loan from Scunthorpe United

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Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law has brought goalkeeper James Severn on a month’s loan from Scunthorpe United ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup tie against Lincoln City.

James (23), came through the ranks at Derby County, but made just one appearance for the club and had loan spells with Tamworth and the now defunct Eastwood Town.

Scunthorpe signed Severn after his release from Derby County in June 2012. On his debut as a substitute for United in September 2012, he saved a penalty nine minutes after coming on against Portsmouth.

Nottingham-born James has represented England at under-17, under-19 and under-20 level so far in his career and he will be with Alfreton until November 29th inclusive, wearing squad number one during his stay with the Reds.

Scunthorpe have kindly given permission for Severn to play in this season’s FA Cup competition and James goes straight into contention for a starting shirt in Saturday’s cup tie against Lincoln City.