Phil Parkinson’s promotion-seeking Altrincham squad for next season is continuing to take shape after midfielders Sean Williams and Simon Richman, and defender James Jones all put their names to new deals at The J.Davidson Stadium.
In a statement of intent about going one better than last season’s promotion near-miss, Altrincham boss Parkinson has managed to retain the energy and drive of Williams and Richman in the Robins engine room, and also pull off a coup in keeping a growing army of Jones admirers at arm’s length.
Williams was initially recruited for Alty by then-manager Lee Sinnott in the summer of 2014, and it came as a surprise to most Robins fans when he was subsequently released.
Richman has given sterling service over a number of years after becoming one of Sinnott’s first captures, when he signed from Worcester City in the summer of 2011.
Jones’ rapid progress in his two years at Alty has been noted far and wide and it comes as a welcome boost to the Robins’ promotion prospects that his tried and tested partnership with Tom Hannigan will remain intact for another year at least.