ALTRINCHAM fans have been urged to turn out in numbers and mark the end of an era in fitting style, as the club prepare to usher in a new age of full-time football and say farewell to some familiar faces at The J.Davidson Stadium.

Alty bring the curtain down on their most successful campaign for more than 25 years against Yeovil Town on Sunday (3pm), in a fixture that will be their last as a part-time outfit following the momentous decision to turn professional.

A retained list has yet to be released, but it is believed one or two senior players in the latter stages of their careers, and with responsible jobs away from football, have concluded they cannot commit to full-time contracts and will be leaving.

The club are already anticipating a bumper gate, after making it Fan Appreciation Day and lining up a host of special attractions, and Alty boss Parkinson is hoping it will exceed expectations after imploring supporters to make their presence felt and turn the season finale into a carnival.

“If you are an Alty fan who truly believes in all we have done in the last few years, then come down on Sunday and give these players the send-off they deserve,’”he said.

“They have given us everything they’ve got and deserve a farewell that is done in the true Alty way, one that they will take with them and remember for the rest of their lives.”

There was as much emphasis on the future as the past at Bromley on Tuesday night, as an Alty squad including two emerging academy youngsters claimed a deserved point with a late equaliser from Dan Mooney in a 1-1 draw.

Striker Ryan Morton made his debut as a 77th-minute substitute, while keeper Ryan Forde also travelled, and a delighted Parkinson said: “It fills me with pride to see an academy player out on the pitch for the first team, as I’m sure it does all the people at the club who have worked so hard to make it happen.

“You saw glimpses of what Ryan has got - he’s a Jamie Vardy type, a menace and a threat and making those runs in behind with real pace.”