Alfreton Town boss Billy Heath has paid a classy tribute to his outgoing striker Tom Denton.

The big frontman has left the Reds to sign for National League side Chesterfield. It’s a move that takes Denton back into full-time football at the age of 29, so Heath didn’t want to stand in his way.

“We’re extremely disappointed to let Tom go, we know what he brings to the table, know what he offers,” said the Alfreton manager.

“It’s a loss for us but when an opportunity like this comes for a player, I’ve always stood by the fact that we have to let the player take it.

“Tom is 29 now, it’s a chance for him to join a full time club and what many would consider a Football League side. It’s his last chance to be involved in full time football.”

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