LEE Sinnott saluted Altrincham’s battling qualities after they extended their unbeaten run to three games with a hard-earned 1-1 draw against promotion hopefuls Wrexham at The J.Davidson Stadium on Tuesday.

Alty’s run of four straight home games continues with Saturday’s visit of Lincoln City, and they go into it in good heart after adding another deserved point to the four gleaned against Woking and Welling.

It could have been more, given Simon Richman hit the bar shortly before Josh Ginnelly opened the scoring, but there were no complaints from Sinnott after Scott Leather twice rescued his side with goalline clearances.

"It was certainly a hard-fought point, and I was pleased overall with the effort and endeavour in difficult conditions," said the Alty manager.

"Both sides huffed and puffed on a heavy pitch that wasn’t conducive to our normal passing game.

"We hit the bar and had a melee on their line when Michael Rankine nearly scored, but they could point to two goal-line clearances at the other end, so it balances itself out.

"Was there a lot of quality? Probably not that much, but it was an evenly-fought contest that ended in a fair result."

Burnley winger Ginnelly has agreed to stay at Alty another month, and Sinnott is exploring the possibility of doing the same with fellow-loanees Dylan Mottley-Henry, Jonny Margetts and Marcus Holness.

"Josh is a great lad who’s enjoying playing first-team football with us, and it’s lovely to have him for another month," he said. "Dylan’s month is up after the Lincoln game, then it’s Jonny after that and finally Marcus.

"I will have a chat with the powers-that-be about whether anything can be done about extending their time with us, and we’ll take it from there.

"They’ve all done well and played a part in different ways. Marcus looked assured again.

"You can tell he knows his craft as a centre-back.

"It was my position as a player, and there were a couple of times in the second half where I noticed how he read the angle and snuffed out the danger. He is a calming influence."