Phil Parkinson hailed his Altrincham team as the great entertainers and urged Robins fans to turn out in greater numbers than ever against Boreham Wood at The J.Davidson Stadium on Saturday.

After an outstanding 3-2 win at last season’s fourth-placed team Woking, Alty hit the road again on Tuesday night and played a full part in a four-goal thriller as they drew 2-2 with York City at The LNER Community Stadium.

With Boreham Wood next up and Alty eager to extend their unbeaten start to four games, Parkinson is hoping for a bumper turnout against a team who were play-off semi-finalists last season.

“There have been some fantastic times at this club down the years, but in the modern era, there has probably never been a better time to be an Altrincham supporter,” he said. “The entertainment value was through the roof at York, and we contributed to that by playing some really good stuff after a sloppy start and creating the better chances throughout the game.

“I can’t tell you how important it is that we pack our stadium on Saturday and fill it with noise as well as numbers. Atmosphere is everything to the lads. It gives them an extra two, three, four, five per cent. It can make all the difference, and the fans will reap the rewards if they get behind the team and give us an atmosphere right the way through the game, from start to finish.

“It will help players find an extra yard for a last-ditch tackle or getting on the end of a scoring opportunity, so please do come along on Saturday, get behind us and support your local team, because we love having you along and you make such a difference to us.”

Parkinson singled out Elliot Osborne for praise after another excellent performance by the midfielder, saying: “He knows he was below par last season but has come back a different lad.

“He’s been outstanding and has made himself one of the first names on the team sheet.”