Derby County Under-18s goalkeeper Alfie Roberts has joined Northern Premier League side Matlock Town on a one-month loan deal.

The Gladiators sit top of their division, having picked up 39 points from their 18 games so far this season, and travel to Morpeth Town tomorrow afternoon (3pm kick-off) with Roberts available for selection.

The 17-year-old goalkeeper joined Derby’s Academy back in 2015 and successfully came through the age groups prior to signing his scholarship.

The goalkeeper impressed in the Under-16s and acted as cover for the Under-18s goalkeepers in the 2019/20 season.

Roberts became a regular in his first season as a scholar, starting 17 times to help the Rams to a top-half finish in the Under-18s Premier League - North.

He has made seven appearances for Derby's Under-18s this season as well as being on the bench for the Under-23s on a number of occasions.