“They have done a magnificent job and the club will only get bigger and better, going full-time will help us achieve that goal.
“The owners are just top draw as is Karen Baird, the club’s chairwomen.
“She is unbelievable and the amount of work she does for the club is amazing. Everyone comes together to work and it’s a brilliant club to play for.”
The Ammies can take heart from the achievements that AFC Fylde has enjoyed so far this season. Dave Challinor’s men sit top of the division some 11 points clear of the chasing pack having gone full-time at the start of this season.
Johnston said: If you look at Fylde, they are full time and it’s helped them a lot. The players know each other’s game inside out and they are sitting top of the league.
He went on to comment about the standard of teams in the league: “Just looking at teams this season it’s crazy, just crazy some of them could play at a higher level than what they are at the minute. Stockport, Darlington, Salford, Fylde and Halifax.
“It’s a good standard to play at the minute.”