A statement of intent this one – Alex Newby is joining the Robins on a permanent deal from Colchester United, subject to FA ratification.
The forward originally signed on loan at the J.Davidson Stadium in September and has since made 20 appearances in all competitions for Phil Parkinson’s side, scoring six goals.
“I'm delighted to get a permanent move to Alty sorted. I've really enjoyed the last few months here and I want to finish what we started. The club is only going in one direction and to be part of that journey and the chance to make history at this club is an opportunity I couldn't walk away from.
Massive thanks to the gaffer and Sorvs for having faith in me - and the supporters, who have made me feel at home here, right from the start" - Alex Newby
“I am delighted to say that Alex will now be a permanent fixture here at Altrincham. This signing demonstrates the huge forward steps we have made in comparison to last season and year-on-year improvements here at the football club.
"Last season we were trying to rebuild our ravaged squad in January; this season we have just made it stronger.
"Last season we lost Elliot Newby to recall, this season we have signed Alex Newby permanently. He is a player with vast League experience and the sacrifices he's made to be part of something we believe to be quite special speaks volumes to me. A project that all the players, staff and supporters have bought into and unequivocally believe in. A journey to the EFL.
This could not have been achieved without the board supporting my calls and backing our judgement on these players. Without our board we could not do what we do now. Their vision to see what we do and give support to allow us to act on it has enabled us to produce what you are all enjoying at the moment. A team who you are all proud of, that is improving season on season.
Welcome to the Robins permanently, Newbs" – Phil Parkinson
It’s great to have you on aboard, Alex – if anyone fancies sponsoring our number 30 for the remainder of 2023/24 you can do so here for the discounted rate of £80.