Three selected for England squad

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Three Alfreton Town players have been selected in the preliminary 40-man England C squad for the forthcoming International Challenge Trophy final against Portugal.

Josh Law, Connor Franklin and Theo Streete are the latest three Reds players to be called up by England C manager Paul Fairclough.

The final takes place at the Nene Park home of Rushden & Diamonds FC on Thursday, May 19, with a 7.30pm kick-off.

Meanwhile, the promoted Reds have confirmed a number of attractive pre-season games.

confirmed the addition of two more pre-season games.

Burton Albion will visit the Impact Arena on Tuesday, July 19, before the Reds make the short trip to take on the new Ilkeston FC at the New Manor Ground.

The game against the Brewers will kick-off at 7.45pm and the Ilkeston fixture will be 3pm.

Alfreton’s full list of pre-season games so far is: Friday, July 15, Alfreton Town v Chesterfield, 7.45pm; Tuesday, July 19, Alfreton Town v Burton Albion, 7.45pm; Saturday, July 23, Ilkeston FC v Alfreton Town, 3pm; Wednesday, July 27, Alfreton Town v Sheffield United, 7.45pm; Sunday, July 31, Alfreton Town v Sheffield Wednesday, 2pm.

There are two interesting games being staged at the Impact Arena this weekend.

On Friday (May 6) sees the final of the Alfreton Insurance Services Sunday Football League Dick Windle Trophy.

Kick-off is 7.15pm for the local derby between Ripley-based Crib FC and Codnor MW.

Admission is £3 adults and £1.50 concessions which includes a half-time prize draw ticket.

On Sunday (May 8), the final of the Abacus Lighting Central Midlands Football League, Quartet Catering League Challenge Cup will take place between Kirkby Town and Yorkshire Main.

Kick-off is 3pm and there will be extra time and penalties if necessary.