ALTRINCHAM have slashed admission prices for next season in the hope of encouraging supporters to turn out in numbers for a concerted push for promotion back to National League North.

In the wake of relegation to the Evo-Stik League, Alty's board have announced significant savings for season ticket holders and those who pay at the gate and scrapped their policy of charging extra for a seat in the main stand.

A flat rate will now apply, with season tickets costing £180 for adults, a reduction of 28 per cent on the current standing price and 38 per cent on seating, and £125 for students and concessions, a drop of 14 per cent and 19 per cent respectively.

There is a 17-per-cent cut to £50 for 12-16-year-olds, while the cost for under-11s has been halved at just £15.

In keeping with most Evo-Stik top-flight teams, matchday entry for adults has been set at £10, a 28.5-per-cent reduction, with concessions and students paying £7 (22 per cent less), 12-16-year-olds £4 (20 per cent) and u11s £1 (50 per cent).

The board, who hope to start interviewing candidates for the manager's job shortly, released a message, saying: "We felt it was important to give something back to supporters, while also encouraging them to keep turning out in numbers.

"Promotion is the aim next season and a vibrant atmosphere at games can only increase the chances of it happening.

"There have been so many instances down the years of our crowd being like a 12th man out on the pitch, so it was imperative we set a price that would be seen as fair and would not deter people from attending.

"At just £1 for u11s, it's also hoped parents with young children will be encouraged to come along and turn it into a family day out."

On the pitch, fit-again Shaun Densmore made a welcome return against Brackley and hopes to be involved at Curzon Ashton today and at home to Kidderminster on Easter Monday (both 3pm).