Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law has expressed his shock and disbelief at some of the big money deals which are flying around this summer.
The Reds chief is working tirelessly to bring new faces to the Impact Arena for the 2012/13 campaign, Alfreton’s second in the Blue Square Bet Premier Division.
And, despite the demise of both Darlington and Kettering Town due to financial problems from last season, Law feels it is going to be even tougher to survive second time around.
He said: “The game has got bigger this year. There are lots of clubs chucking massive money at players .
“Some of the wages being offered are staggering.
“I am hearing of players picking up huge signing-on fees as well as appearance money and other add-ons, but that is an avenue we can’t go down.
“It is definitely going to be harder to survive in the Conference Premier Division this season.”
Law is hopeful of making some progress from his ongoing negotiations with several targets.
It may be summer time but football is never far away and the Football Conference have confirmed that, barring any unforeseen issues, the fixtures for 2012/13 will be released on Monday, July 2.
Meanwhile, Reds supporters have just three weeks left to take advantage of the ‘early bird’ season ticket prices, the deadline for which is June 30.
Season tickets purchased up to and including that date are: adults (persons aged 16 and over) £289; concessions (senior citizens and children aged 15 and under) £194.
Ten Match Tickets Adult £150, Concessions £100.
Prices after June 30 rise to: adults (persons aged 16 and over) £310; concessions (senior citizens and children aged 15 and under) £206.
Ten Match Tickets: adult £160, concessions 110.
Orders can be made by contacting Lisa Towerzey on 01159 392090 extension 107.