Alfreton Town have announced the loan signing of Louie Soares from Blue Square Bet Premier rivals Grimsby Town until the end of the season.
The 28-year-old midfielder has joined the Reds after failing to nail down a regular spot for the Mariners this term.
Soares arrived at Blundell Park on January transfer deadline day 2012 and has made 15 appearances for the Lincolnshire club. He has also spent time out on loan with Ebbsfleet United, where he played eight times.
Originally with Reading, Soares had spells with Bristol Rovers and Barnet but is was with Aldershot, who he joined in May 2006, that his career really took off, making 147 appearances and netting 17 goals. He left the Rec in the summer of 2010 and turned out for Southend and Hayes & Yeading United before joining Grimsby.
His current deal with Paul Hurst and Rob Scott's side runs out at the end of the current campaign.
Soares will wear squad number eight during his stay at the Impact Arena, but will not be permitted to play in the away league fixture at his parent club on February 2 as part of the deal.
He is eligible to play in the Derbyshire Senior Cup but not until both the Buxton and Mickleover Royals games have hopefully been successfully completed, although he is available for this Saturday's league trip to AFC Telford United.
Meanwhile, Alfreton have released long-serving utility player Matt Wilson from his contract.
The 25-year-old played a major part in the Reds' Conference North title success, but has found it tough to gain a shirt in the Blue Square Bet Premier Division.
Wilson spent three months on loan at Boston United earlier this season, but has suffered with injures which have reduced him to just one substitute appearance in the current campaign.
His total amount of appearances for Nicky Law's side since joining in September is 163, 14 of which have been from the bench, while he has 10 goals to his name.
The Reds thank Wilson for his efforts whilst at the Impact Arena and wish him every success in the future.
davidnatt why are you still here ? you keep harping on about being in League 2 so please go there....... MORE >>
By lutonphil on Mon, 20th May 13
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