BOSS Phil Parkinson has landed a long-term target in bringing Fleetwood winger Dan Mooney to Altrincham.

The Wales Under-21 international made two first-team appearances for the Cod Army after coming through the Highbury academy.

The 20-year-old has moved for an undisclosed fee and made his debut in the 5-2 win against AFC Telford United on Tuesday night, playing the first hour before being substituted.

Mooney, who lives in Urmston, has previously impressed during loan spells with Ashton United and Chester, where he caught the attention of Parkinson and his assistant Neil Sorvel.

“Neil and I identified Dan as someone we wanted to bring to the club when we won promotion to the National League North,” said the Alty boss.

“We just missed out as he signed a season-long loan deal with Chester but we are delighted to sign him now.

“He ticks all of the boxes. He’s young, he’s hungry with bags of potential and he’s only going to get better.

“We’re confident that we can make him a better player, scoring and creating lots of goals for Altrincham and ultimately get him an even bigger move where he can progress even further.

“He’s left footed and can play on both wings but I see him playing mainly on the right.

“He loves to cut in and get shots way, he has great dribbling ability and is tenacious.

“He’s been at Fleetwood for five years and 20-to-23 is a vital period in any player’s development if they want to go on and make it as a full-time footballer in the Football League.

“He will have a better chance of doing that at Altrincham rather than playing for Fleetwood’s U23s.

“Dan needs to be one of our main men to get himself into the Football League.

“He’s one of a number of players who want to play in the Football League and we’ve also got a number of players who want to climb the leagues with Altrincham, so we’re all pulling in the same direction and Dan just adds to that