Phil Parkinson insisted his Altrincham players had “got their mojo back” after a thumping 6-1 victory over York City returned them to the play-off positions at The J.Davidson Stadium on Tuesday night.

The Robins reinforced their standing as one of the great entertainers of the National League after recording their third 6-1 scoreline of the season and becoming joint-second highest scorers in the process, behind champions-elect Chesterfield, on 70 goals.

It was the perfect response to the frustration of conceding in stoppage time and losing 1-0 at home to Woking on Saturday, and Parkinson believes the return to fitness of key players like keeper Ethan Ross and winger Justin Amaluzor is a timely boost that can only enhance his team’s play-off prospects.

“That was just what we needed, and I’m absolutely delighted,” said the Alty boss. “The lads look like they’ve got their mojo back and have got a spring in their step again, which is what we’ve been promising everyone.

“The squad is hopefully back on track now, with lads returning from fitness and really giving the whole group a real lift. Justin gives us something different with his pace and physicality, and you could see how we benefited from that, and it was always going to be good to have Ethan back.

“Even when they pulled one back to make it 3-1, we didn’t sit back and protect what we had. We were well on top, so we kept going at them because we wanted to give our fans something to sing about.

“It’s going to be a tough test away to Boreham Wood on Saturday. It hasn’t been a happy hunting ground for us, but we’ve got to go there feeling positive and buoyant after what we’ve done to York. They are well organised and coached, but we look to be in good shape for the challenge.”

Striker Regan Linney will miss Boreham Wood, as he completes a three-match ban.