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Three non-league players that will make it big

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The Conference - or Skrill Premier -  is rapidly improving as a league, as more high-profile teams slip into its depths and the more money (mainly from BT Sport) is being pumped into it. As the overall standard improves, so does the quality of player.

Dwight Gayle cut his teeth at the lowest level before he made it to the heights of the Premier League. Regular first-team football at Bishops Stortford developed him into the player he is now.

The most recent success story is that of Joe Lolley; the striker has just signed for Huddersfield Town after scoring 11 goals in his first 25 games at Kidderminster. Lolley was at University 18 months ago, since then he has risen eight tiers in the English football pyramid.

So what three players can follow in their footsteps?

1) Andre Grey - Luton Town

Andre Grey is the league's joint top scorer, netting 17 times this year for Luton Town. The 22-year-old has seeming ruled out a move away from Kenilworth Road this month.

Blessed with great pace, the striker is easily one of the quickest players in the division, however his finishing sets him a class above everyone else.

Arriving on loan from Hinckley United in 2012, Grey has established himself as one of the most potent threats in the league, Luton fans will be hoping he pulls on the orange for many more years to come.

 2) Lee Gregory - FC Halifax Town

The other man with 17 goals to his name, Gregory has been watched by a number of scouts, and with some of the goals he's scored its no wonder.

Overhead kicks, headers and one-on-ones, Gregory just loves finding the back of the net. At 6"2' he is an intimidating threat, but his footwork would not be out of place in the top two tiers of the game.

His goalscoring exploits have turned him into a cult hero in Halifax, with many of his goals being described as not out of place in the Premier League. It could be only a matter of time before he gets to prove it.

3) Luke Berry - Cambridge United

The 21-year-old midfielder is the glue that holds the promotion-chasing Cambridge team together. Operating in the centre of midfield, he is a tireless box-to-box midfielder, who also chips in with goals.

He has 11 to his name this year, but more impressively he already has over 100 apps to his name, at such a young age this shows how highly thought of he is.

Although not linked with any moves away at the moment, he will just need to take his opportunity when it comes.

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