Altrincham goalkeeper Tony Thompson has hailed the atmosphere at the club during Phil Parkinson’s tenure.

The former Rotherham United and Morecambe youngster joined the Robins back in 2017, with the club entering a new era under former Nantwich Town boss Parkinson following successive relegations.

Back this season in the National League, Alty have competed well and currently sit 11th after 32 of their fixtures.

Thompson told this site as part of an extended interview: “While we’re here, I think we should enjoy it. Sometimes it doesn’t work in my favour, because sometimes you’ve got to be serious, and lads won’t take you serious if you mess about too much.

“I’ll always try to make training or coming in as enjoyable as possible, because at the end of the day, we are doing what we love, so what’s the point in it if we don’t enjoy it? We’re not here for a long time, football doesn’t last forever.

“It’s gonna be hard sometimes but the camaraderie at Altrincham’s been unbelievable, from day one to now. We know each other inside out and credit to the gaffer and Sorvs (assistant Neil Sorvel) for recruiting that type of changing room.

“A lot of lads come in and say it’s the best they’ve ever been in, and I think that’s why we do so well.”

Read the full interview with Tony here

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