Robins prepare to take on struggling Southend in the National League

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Altrincham FC prepare to take on Southend United in the National League this Saturday at the J Davidson Stadium.

The Robins come off the back of a dramatic draw away at Chesterfield FC in midweek.

Phil Parkinson’s men came from two goals down to level the scoring in the 95th minute.

In an interview with Radio Robins, Parkinson said: “Chesterfield are a superpower in nonleague, they’re very well organised, but our creativity and bravery got us back in the game.”

Altrincham picked their 3rd draw of the season on Tuesday night

He added: “We made that little bit of luck at the end.”

Alty now sit in 11th place in the National League with 24 points from 16 games.

This weekend’s opposition have fared less well than the Robins in recent weeks.

The Shrimpers, as they are nicknamed, have lost four of their last five league games and are currently third from bottom.

Kevin Maher is the manager of the visitors, having taken the reigns in late October after the sacking of Phil Brown.

An event which is overshadowing the game is the imposition of restrictions on capacity.

Colclough whizzes down the wing

The attendance for Saturday’s match will remain at 1,400, the same as it was for the Emirates FA Cup replay with Gateshead nine days ago.

Environmental Health Officers recently undertook a full review of the stadium and identified ‘significant’ problems.

Although the match is sold out, the decision to restrict attendance will cost the club thousands of pounds in potential revenue.

For those unable to make tomorrow’s game, Radio Robins will be broadcasting live from the ground and the club will be providing match updates from Twitter.

Photos: Jonathan Moore

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