Altrincham have signed midfielder Alistair Smith following his loan spell with the club.
The 21-year-old joined the Robins from Mansfield Town back in November.
He has now committed to the National League outfit on an 18-month contract.
Alty manager Phil Parkinson told the club’s website:
“I am delighted we are able to announce this after the success of Alistair’s loan period with us and a number of conversations with him. He expressed a desire to sign permanently for us, and after negotiations with Mansfield, we were able to come up with an agreement to make it happen.
“I think everyone can see the impact Ally has had since joining us, and it would have been remiss of us not to try and sign such an exciting young talent on a permanent deal, once we knew it was possible. This yet again demonstrates the ambition of the club, even during difficult times, to make positive movements to ensure it remains and becomes successful at this level, and hopefully, one day, at the one above.”