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Sinnott strengthens his squad
9:24am Wednesday 30th May 2012 in Sport
LEE Sinnott has sent out a positive statement of intent for next season by reinforcing his Altrincham squad with three new faces and promising at least as many again in the next few weeks.
As well as securing former Fleetwood centre-back Matt Flynn, after a loan spell last season, the Alty manager has added a trio of newcomers to his promotion plans in the shape of central defender Danny Hall, midfield powerhouse Carl Rodgers and 6ft 1in striker Ryan Brooke.
All three are viewed as significant additions to Alty’s squad, and the recruitment drive does not end there, after a clear signal that three or four more signings could be arriving at Moss Lane before the start of pre-season training.
"We are certainly up to speed with bringing players in and are on the right path towards having the sort of squad we will need for next season," said Sinnott. "Danny was part of a Championship-winning side last season, after playing more than 30 games for Hyde, and his experience should be a big help to Matt Flynn.
"He was agreeable to the idea of joining us, and when you consider the clubs he has played for and what he has done for them, his arrival should prove a step towards solving one of last season’s main problems, which was conceding too many goals.
"People tend to look solely at the defence, but it’s a team ethic. We score as a unit and concede as a unit. It’s about getting the balance right, and I’m just as pleased with the signings of Carl and Ryan.
"Strength is one of Carl’s main assets, and he will give us a presence in midfield, but I wouldn’t want to pigeonhole him. He has played in the top division at Telford, and has experience of getting out of this one, so that tells you a bit about him.
"Ryan will provide a physical presence up front and will be keen to prove himself, after just coming out of the professional ranks at Oldham. We are making progress but are still looking at three or maybe four more players coming in."
With Damian Reeves almost certain to join a League club in the next few weeks, another striker is likely to be the next arrival.