Phil Parkinson hailed Altrincham’s 6-1 demolition of fourth-placed Solihull Moors as a statement win after seeing loan signing Marcus Dackers make a dream debut for the Robins at The J.Davidson Stadium on Saturday.

Barely 48 hours after arriving from Salford City on a loan that will initially run until January 2, 6ft 7ins frontrunner Dackers went straight into the starting line-up and made his mark with a goal after only 13 minutes.

With Justin Amaluzor and Chris Conn-Clarke scoring before half time and further goals following from Alex Newby, Amaluzor and substitute Regan Linney, Alty racked up their second 6-1 National League scoreline of the season in what Parkinson described as the perfect response to defeats at Eastleigh and Rochdale.

“It was really important we made a bit of a statement, and the lads certainly did that,” said the Alty boss. “The whole idea of bringing Marcus in was the goals return you get from him. We will supply him with the ammunition to shine, and it was an accomplished finish to get us on our way.

“It would be interesting to know how many times we’ve scored six in a game at this level twice in a season. It feels good when you do it against a very good team like Solihull, and we needed it after the two defeats.

“I thought Justin was irrepressible, absolutely on fire, Alex’s goal was a top-drawer finish and the sixth by Regan will have given him confidence.

“We also saw the best version of Isaac Marriott today. There wasn’t a contact he didn’t win or a blade of grass he didn’t cover. He is so unselfish, and he and Elliot Osborne were back to dominating the game together in a way that gives us a real foothold.

“The lads were reeling a bit from those two losses, but they showed that when we are on point, performing well and defending right, you are going to have to be a really good team to stop us.”

Alty are home to Dorking Wanderers on Saturday.