ALTRINCHAM boss Phil Parkinson has moved quickly to fill the gap vacated by the departure of Ashley Hemmings to Kidderminster Harriers by signing highly-rated left winger, Luke Wall, from Witton Albion.

And the manager is delighted to add to his ranks.

He said: "I went to watch Lewis Walters play for Ashton United, on loan, against Witton Albion, and I’ve got to be honest, Luke was the best player on the park.

"He caught my eye, he has a kind of a Beckham-esque delivery, I mean that’s a massive complement when describing players, but that’s how I sort of fit him in terms of the way he can deliver a ball without having to beat a man.

"He was on the money every time and his work rate is second to none, which it has to be to be to play at this level, where he has played for Curzon Ashton."

Parkinson will hope Wall can make his bow this weekend at King's Lynn Town after being left frustrated when the weather put paid to last weekend's home game against AFC Telford United.

Despite a valiant effort by the club and around 20-25 volunteers, the National League North clash was postponed due to the pitch being heavily waterlogged.

It means, remarkably, the Robins have not played a league game at the J.Davidson Stadium since the first Saturday in September.

And a fourth successive away draw in the FA Cup at York City, means Alty are not due to play at home again until mid-November, when Hereford are the visitors.

The road trips start with Saturday's long trip to Norfolk, a county that the club have never played a fixture in previously, to take on Kings Lynn Town.

The hosts have started well, following promotion, lying fifth in the table.

Meanwhile, Altrincham FC Ladies' development/reserves team are looking to recruit talented local footballers to play in the Cheshire Women's Premier League.

Any girls aged 16 or over and interested should get in touch with manager Dave Johnson on 07500 897657 for more details.