Phil Parkinson has boosted Altrincham’s firepower for next season by snapping up former Wrexham and Barrow frontrunner Dior Angus from League Two Harrogate Town.

The 29-year old admitted he is eager to make up for lost time, following an injury-disrupted spell at Harrogate, after he completed a move that is subject to FA and National League approval.

“I started the first few games for Harrogate but then rolled my ankle and sustained some ligament damage which kept me out a while,” he said. “I’ve had a difficult couple of years, with not playing much, but the gaffer here knows I’m still the player I was before the injury and has shown faith in me, which I appreciate.

“It was very much a one-off, one of those things that can happen in football, and I am fully recovered. If anything, you come back stronger after an injury like that, because of all the work you put in to ensure everything is 100 per cent. It’s great to be here at Altrincham, and I can’t wait to get going - I want to get that feeling back of sticking the ball in the back of the net.”

Coventry-born, the 6ft striker started out at Solihull Moors before getting his big EFL break with Port Vale in January 2018. Six months later, he was loaned to Nuneaton in the National League North, where he rattled home 13 goals in 25 appearances.

A move followed to Barrow, where a highly-effective partnership with Scott Quigley helped them win promotion to League Two as National League champions.

He joined Wrexham on an 18-month contract in February 2021 and was spearheading their push for promotion when the advent of the Hollywood era at the Racecourse signalled an influx of big-name signings that restricted his starting opportunities.

Even so, he made enough of an impression to earn himself a transfer to Harrogate for an undisclosed fee, only for a ruptured ankle ligament to stall his progress and give Alty the chance to step in and offer him a fresh start at The J.Davidson Stadium.