Lee Sinnott, manager of Skrill Premier new boys Altrincham, announced that all fourteen of the remaining playing squad from….
…..2013/14 have agreed to re-sign for the new season.
As had been previously announced, Matt Doughty, Carl Rodgers and James Walshaw have decided to leave.
The fourteen players are Stuart Coburn, Shaun Densmore, Adam Griffin, Jake Moult, Gianluca Havern, Scott Leather, James Lawrie, Simon Richman, Damian Reeves, Nicky Clee, Tom Marshall, Greg Wilkinson, Kyle Perry and Mike Williams.
It was confirmed that the club would remain part-time, as would Sinnott himself.
Sinnott and assistant Neil Tolson also announced that agreement has been reached for Colwyn Bay midfielder Sean Williams to join Altrincham.
Twenty-two-year-old Williams has had two spells with the Bay, having also been a member of the FC Halifax Town squad to win promotion in 2012/13.
Prior to that he had spells with Stockport County, Vauxhall Motors, Hyde and Skelmersdale United.
Sinnott confirmed that he is looking to have a squad of about nineteen and has identified five positions where reinforcement is required – one of these is up front to replace Walshaw – and another is in goal, where the club “needs to have two quality goalkeepers” – one being current number one Stuart Coburn, of course.
Both Sinnott and Tolson are confident that the current players have the ability to raise their game still further to Conference National level. “I don’t have any fear for next year as regards the players’ capabilities; my only fear would be if we do not do ourselves justice” said the manager. “Promotion should push the players on to a higher level.”
Sinnott also confirmed that the team would continue to play good football: “I want to play football that I also enjoy watching.”
Sinnott added that three current youth players – David Brown, Rob Gilroy and Jeff King – would be joining the first-team squad for training.