Altrincham have signed Craig Mahon from Chester as part of the deal that has seen John Johnston move to the Cestrians for ‘a substantial fee’.

Manager Phil Parkinson told the club’s website: “I tried to sign Craig Mahon in the summer but he decided to accept Chester’s offer and stay at the club where he has been a fans’ favourite and legend for seven seasons. Craig has had some injury problems this season, but he has just returned from a successful loan spell at Ashton United and I have spoken to Michael Clegg, Ashton’s manager, who I know well and trust his opinion, and he told me that Craig is fully fit and had done very well for them.”

You can read more from Parkinson here, where he explains more of the circumstances that led to Johnston’s departure: