Altrincham’s new board member Cathal Morrison has said that the Robins were part of a four-club shortlist he had drawn up.

Morrison was announced this week as a new director at the recently-promoted National League club.

Described as ‘an Essex-based engineering expert’, Morrison told Alty’s website of how he came to be involved:

“It was partly because I watch a lot of non-league football and have been involved at this level for a while. I knew all about Altrincham’s history, all the famous FA Cup exploits down the years, and I’m often on their website, and that’s how I came to see some shares might be available to buy.

“I wanted to get involved with a club, and it basically came down to a shortlist of Altrincham and three others; another in the National League, one in National League North and one in League Two. I spoke to all of them, and it’s fair to say Alty came across best.

“They were the furthest away from my doorstep, but I still chose them, so that tells you how well they came across.”

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