Altrincham manager Phil Parkinson has significantly increased his striking options by signing Jordan Hulme after the talented forward left Salford City.
The Alty boss launched a search for a proven frontrunner after a change in Sefton Gonzales’ work arrangements forced his departure from The J.Davidson Stadium, and it ended in spectacular style last night (Thursday) with the prized capture of a forward who frequently took the eye in the Vanarama National League North last season.
Parkinson revealed on Tuesday night that a striker ‘of a very high calibre’ was visiting the club on Thursday, and it has now emerged that the player in question was Hulme, who joined in training and made a favourable impression and then became an Alty player by signing contract forms.
As an added bonus, his integration into the team should be made all the smoother by the presence of former Salford team-mates James Poole and John Johnston, both signed by Parkinson this summer and both already to the fore in Alty’s two pre-season friendlies so far. In particular, his partnership with Poole, a revelation in an attacking role just behind the main striker against Stockport County on Tuesday night, is a prospect Alty fans will relish.