PHIL Parkinson's reshaped Altrincham squad is beginning to take shape for next season after he completed more new signings and reached an agreement with long-serving skipper Shaun Densmore to continue at The J.Davidson Stadium.

After making winger John Johnston his first signing as Alty boss and quickly following up with moves for striker James Poole and centre-back Ben Harrison, Parkinson further bolstered what he hopes will prove a promotion-chasing squad by recruiting Sam Sheridan, Sefton Gonzalez, Josh Hancock, Joe Mwasile, Lewis Short and John Disney, as well as securing the experience and know-how of Densmore for another campaign.

Sheridan, aged 27, nephew of John and Darren Sheridan, had a brief spell with Alty eight years ago and brings a wealth of experience with him after playing for Bolton Wanderers, Stockport County, Southport, Barrow and most recently FC United of Manchester.

He arrived at The J.Davidson Stadium at the same time as powerfully-built striker Gonzalez, who finished last season at Stockport County after joining them from his home-town club Chorley.

Hancock, an attacking midfielder with an eye for goal, has joined from Parkinson's old club Nantwich, as has Mwasile, whose signing may come as a surprise to many Alty followers.

The winger had a lean time of it in his previous spell with Alty, but Parkinson is confident of an upturn in his fortunes after he impressed during the second half of last season at Nantwich.

As well as reinforcing the centre of Alty's defence with the capture of Harrison, Parkinson has strengthened on the flanks by snapping up two full-backs from Connah's Quay Nomads, in the form of Short and Disney.

Short, aged 26, an attacking left-back with a trademark long throw, started his career at Crewe Alexandra and is another with experience of Parkinson's managerial style after playing under him at Nantwich.

In joining Altrincham, Short and Disney have turned their backs on Connah's Quay Nomads' 2017/18 UEFA Europa League adventure, which begins at the end of next month, choosing instead to become part of a planned promotion push back to National League North.