21 May 2019 by John Edwards

Jake and Josh are on board for next season!

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Jake Moult and Josh Hancock were big players for Altrincham last season, and their sights are now set on doing the same again after putting pen to paper and becoming the latest members of Phil Parkinson's squad for the 2019-20 campaign.

No-one epitomises the leading-by-example brand of captaincy more than Jake, who was a pivotal figure in Alty reaching the promotion play-offs, as he once more drove his team-mates on from the midfield anchor role he fills as well as anyone in the Vanarama National League North.

Signed on an initial 93-day loan from Alfreton Town in 2012, the combative midfielder soon made it clear he was intent on a much longer stay with a string of sterling performances that quickly led to a permanent deal being agreed.

Seven years on, he continues to go from strength to strength, with a total of 49 appearances in league and cup last season meaning he has played a remarkable 336 games in Alty colours. An impressive tally for an impressive character.

Josh followed manager Phil Parkinson from Nantwich to Alty and has proved a truly inspired signing, as an attacking midfielder with a penchant for goalscoring.

As well as a deft touch and change of direction that repeatedly gives close markers the slip, Josh's eye for goal is such, he frequently gives the prolific Jordan Hulme a run for his money as top scorer.

He was at it again last season - scoring 20 goals and providing eight assists in 46 league and cup appearances - and it is a significant breakthrough for Alty boss Parkinson that both Hancock and Moult have been added to Hulme, Tom Hannigan and John Johnston on the list of players signed up for next season.

Watch out for more developments on the signing front, as and when we get them.

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