TEENAGE frontrunner Tolani Omotola has become the latest new arrival at The J.Davidson Stadium – to the delight of former Altrincham favourite Josh Ginnelly.

Omotola accepted an offer from Alty boss Phil Parkinson following his release from Tranmere Rovers and was immediately backed to provide an extra cutting edge up front by 20-year old Burnley winger Ginnelly.

Taking to Twitter moments after the signing was confirmed, Ginnelly tweeted: "Welcome to the #AltyFamily. Goalscorer people trust me! Good luck Bro."

As Alty followers will readily testify, Ginnelly knows a thing or two about goalscoring after electrifying The J.Davidson Stadium with a spectacular solo effort, running virtually the length of the pitch before beating the keeper in a memorable National League win against Aldershot nearly 18 months ago.

It was one of five goals in 20 appearances in a loan spell still fondly remembered by Robins supporters.

His friend Omotola will be looking to challenge Alty's other new attackers for a starting place after playing a prominent role in Witton Albion's promotion campaign as a loanee last season.

After lining up against Alty in a pre-season friendly, he went on to contribute 16 goals overall in 42 outings as Witton went up to the Evo-Stik Premier Division via the play-offs.

Parkinson's transfer dealings have created an air of hope among Alty fans, after the misery of relegation two seasons running.

And the new sense of optimism has been further reflected in season ticket sales figures.

Alty's board slashed season ticket prices after dropping into the Evo-Stik League, but have done such a brisk trade in recent weeks that income from sales, up to the end of last month, was four per cent higher than at the same time last year.

Significant reductions have been made across the board, starting with adult tickets down approximately a third at £180, and further savings can be made after the club decided to extend their early-bird discount offer of an extra £10 off to this Saturday.