Barnsley defender Ottley joins Alfreton on loan

Alfreton Town boss Nicky Law has taken 18-year-old full back Sam Ottley on a month's loan from Championship side Barnsley.

Tuesday, 13th September 2016, 4:52 pm
Updated Thursday, 15th September 2016, 4:04 pm
Alfreton manager Nicky Law.

Ottley began his career at Wolverhampton Wanderers and, at the age of 16 he followed his coach Mick Halsall to Walsall where he signed a scholarship for Walsall.

He regularly played for Walsall’s youth, U21 and reserve sides.

However, travelling and financial problems resulted in his scholarship being terminated early by mutual consent.

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Still aged only 16 at the time, Ottley signed for then Conference (National League) Premier side AFC Telford United, making four appearances towards the end of the 2014/15 season.

He signed for Barnsley in October 2015 on a scholarship deal which runs until June 2017.

Looking to try to stem the tide of goals conceded after letting in 29 in their first nine games, the Reds enjoyed a 1-0 home win over Harrogate Town last weekend.