PHIL Parkinson hailed Altrincham as the great entertainers after they made it three home wins in a row with 12 goals scored and none conceded at The J.Davidson Stadium on Saturday.

Already full of confidence after beating Dagenham and Redbridge 3-0 and Weymouth 5-0, the Robins turned on the style once more to hammer Eastleigh 4-0 and climb into 13th place in the National League - a massive 18 points clear of the bottom three.

Ryan Colclough scored either side of a Jordan Hulme goal and Dan Mooney added a fourth just before the hour mark, as Alty set themselves up perfectly for their first-ever visit to Southend United on Saturday and the toughest of tests at home to title-chasing Chesterfield on Tuesday evening (7.45pm).

“I want to be entertained when I go to football matches and see my team being creative, and we are certainly delivering on that at the moment,” said Alty boss Parkinson.

“All areas are functioning really well, and we are showing a defensive discipline that is providing a real platform for the dangerous players we have to exploit teams.

“Ryan could have gone in the transfer window, but he wanted to stay and help us through a difficult spell and repay the faith we have shown in him, and he is such an inspiring presence.

“I don’t want to count any chickens, but if we can keep him here with the other front players we’ve got, added to the youthful platform we’ve put in place, we can go into next season looking really strong.

“I know there was a bit of scrutiny about Jordan coming back to us after Fylde had loaned him out to a few lower-placed clubs and the goals hadn’t been coming for him.

“But he will never let this club down, and the bit I truly know about Jordan is that if you play him, persevere with him and believe in him, he will repay you.

“He will create and score goals and be a nuisance to the opposition, and he punches above his weight in the air and on the floor.

“When he’s firing on all cylinders, he’s a great player on the pitch and a big character in the changing room.”