Alfreton loan Derby's Atkins

Derby goalkeeper Ross Atkins has joined non-league neighbours Alfreton Town on a season-long loan deal.

Last Updated: 01/07/13 at 13:03 Post Comment

Ross Atkins: Spending next season with non-leaguers

Ross Atkins: Spending next season with non-leaguers

The Reds, who finished 13th in the Blue Square Bet Premier last season, reverted back to operating on a part-time basis this summer, meaning Atkins will continue to train with Derby during the week as a full-time professional.

"At this stage of Ross' career he needs to be playing regular first-team football so the move to Alfreton is a great opportunity for him," Rams boss Nigel Clough said.

"The loan move will be beneficial for all parties involved as it allows Ross to play competitive first-team football whilst training on a full-time basis with Martin Taylor and the rest of the goalkeepers."

Atkins, 23, came through the youth ranks at Derby and made his first-team debut for the Rams on the final day of the 2010/11 season against Reading at the Madejski Stadium.

He has also enjoyed loan spells at Southport, Kidderminster and Tamworth in recent years, as well as three separate loan stints at Burton.

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