Phil Parkinson has urged Altrincham fans to turn out in numbers as the Robins bid to close in on a place in the National League play-offs on Saturday.

Three points for Alty at Ebbsfleet United would leave Aldershot Town needing results to go their way in the final week of the season and for them to overturn a goal difference deficit of at least 30 to prevent the Robins participating in the mini tournament for promotion to the Football League.

Parkinson’s side are almost there, but they could still do with a helping hand from another vociferous away following against an Ebbsfleet side fighting to steer clear of relegation trouble, according to the Alty boss.

“I hope we are just one game away from the play-offs, and I hope our fans can make the journey and get behind us again,” he said after a hard-fought goalless draw at Dorking Wanderers on Saturday.

“It was a tough game against a Dorking side who were really revved up, but the fans who travelled were exceptional.

“I was really proud of how many turned up, and the contribution they made.

“They helped us immeasurably to get over the line and secure an important point.

“I do appreciate the finance involved in such long trips, but I would hope we are giving them plenty back in return.

“Just one more away game to go, so please get down to Ebbsfleet if you can, and let’s make it a special day for all of us.”

One absentee will be midfielder George Wilson, who was sent off for an apparent stamp near the end at Dorking and will now be suspended for three games.

“We were really stung by that, and it’s a difficult one to take, because he was kicked from pillar to post all afternoon with very little protection, yet he’s now going to miss our last two games and the first play-off tie, if we get through,” said Parkinson.

Mitch Hancox, signed recently from York City, is likely to fill the gap in central midfield.