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The Robins are shaping up nicely
12:10pm Wednesday 8th August 2012 in Sport
ALTRINCHAM manager Lee Sinnott was pleased with his team’s performance as the Robins looked the better side in a 1-1 draw with Blue Square Bet Premier Wrexham.
It was the penultimate game of an eight match pre-season schedule.
“We limited Wrexham to producing not too much action at all against Stuart Coburn and it’s nice to get a good result under our belts.
“Burnley were, understandably, much too strong for us a couple of weeks ago, but I feel that we have acquitted ourselves well against the other two teams from higher divisions that we have played and I was pleased with our performances against both Morecambe & Wrexham.
“On Saturday, we were hard to break down and created some good opportunities ourselves against a team that went very close to getting back into the Football League last season.”
Altrincham’s final pre-season game takes place on Thursday evening when FC United of Manchester come to Moss Lane for a 7.45pm kick off, leaving more than a week to prepare for the eagerly awaited opening league encounter against Brackley Town on Saturday August 18.
“I see FC United as ideal opponents to complete our friendly fixtures, but obviously everything is geared up to Brackley game on the eighteenth and the nine league matches that we play before the end of September.
“We don’t want a repeat of last season when a couple of teams flew out of the blocks and got a long way ahead of us early on”.
Sinnott is going into his second campaign as manager, believing that his squad has got a good balanced look. “Half the squad have remained from last season, but half are new and with a dozen players under 25. We know that we are not the finished article yet but we have plenty of opportunity to make progress.”