David Johnson talks to TT about his team Altrincham FC
Hi David – so how much are you looking forward to the new season?
Really looking forward to the new season and attending live games again, just hope we can all get through the season attending with Covid not interfering.
What players have the club brought in this summer?
The plan was originally to move toward full time this coming season and go hybrid with a mix of PT and FT players, bur Covid etc has delayed this. However we’ve managed to freshen the squad slightly, bringing in two new forwards on free transfers. Marcus Dinanga and recently AJ Leitch-Smith from Morecambe. also signed a LB and midfielder.
How’s your pre-season form been?
Pre-season has been fairly good, Dinanga bagging 4 goals in 9 games, with Dan Mooney bagging 5, so we seem to be creating a little more than last season.
Who are your key players and why?
As with most teams the spine of the team is important, goalie Thompson has looked sharp, Tom Hannigan in defence leads the way with his experience, in midfield captain Moult usually is a stalwart in front of the back four. Upfront winger Colclough is entertaining with a good shot on him as well.
Have you got the right man in charge?
Manager Phil Parkinson has now gone FT from PT in close season, this will give him more time to work on the team. I like his style of play he wants from the team, he’s inexperienced at this level, its only his second season but proved last season he can work at this level and be successful.
The Alty Army is on the march, with over 100 Robins fans ready to descend on Plainmoor on Saturday.
There is still time to join the ranks, but match tickets will need to be bought in advance from the Torquay website.