Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Double Boost for Robins as Boss Young's Rebuilding Job Goes On

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Double Boost for Robins as Boss Young's Rebuilding Job Goes On

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MANAGER Neil Young is celebrating a double transfer breakthrough for Altrincham after beating a host of rival clubs to the signature of Fylde skipper Tom Hannigan and tough-tackling midfielder David Lynch from Clitheroe.

New Alty boss Young pounced for Hannigan as soon as he heard Fylde's decision to go full-time was at odds with the 27-year old centre-back's work commitments.

He wasn't alone in offering Hannigan a fresh start, but the highly-rated defender accepted a two-year deal to become the cornerstone of the Robins' new-look backline.

"David Lynch is a hardworking, tenacious midfielder who had an excellent last season at Clitheroe," he said.

"At 22, he fits the profile of what we are looking to do.

"Tom is a significant signing for us and is the type of experienced player we have been looking for to help the younger lads we have recruited and will continue to recruit. …

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