Nathan Jarman, Alfreton Town’s leading marksman last season, has joined Chester FC, newly-promoted to the Blue Square Bet North.
Jarman, 25, fired in 17 goals last season, 12 in the Conference Premier Division and a further five in cup competitions but he has decided to move on to a team promoted to the lesgue below the Impact Arena club.
Jarman joined the Reds 14 months ago from Corby Town for an undisclosed fee and in total he has made 56 appearances for Alfreton, 20 of them from the substitutes’ bench, scoring 18 goals.
In addidtion to a replacement striker, Alfreton Town chairman Wayne Bradley has said that high on the club’s wanted list was a goalkeeper.
However, the Reds chief is expecting plenty of movement on the incoming side in the next few weeks.
He said: “We are deep in negotiations with experienced players at this level with several targets we have had since last year.
“We are looking to complete the signing of a goalkeeper as a priority and we have three targets for that position. We are looking to secure two in the hope we can encourage them to battle it out for the number one spot.”
The departure of Jarman leaves manager Nicky Law with the need to add at least two more strikers to his squad.
Bradley said: “It is the quiet time unless you have already got your man. In our time-honoured tradition, we won’t be naming new players until the ink is drying.
“We want to add competition in the strikers berth and add some quality in the middle of the park.”