04 Feb 2020 by Brian Flynn

Robins swoop for Fleetwood Town winger!

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Altrincham have signed Fleetwood Town winger Dan Mooney for an undisclosed fee.

Mooney is a product of the Fleetwood Town Academy & has made 2 first team appearances.

Subject to receiving National League & FA confirmation, Phil Parkinson's latest capture will be available for tonight's National League North fixture against AFC Telford United at the J.Davidson Stadium.

The 20 year old has played against Alty 4 times whilst on-loan from Fleetwood to Ashton United & Chester, featuring in the 2 Northern Premier League games against the Tameside Robins in 2017-18 season, whilst last season he played in both National League North games against Chester, where he made 35 appearances, scoring 6 goals.

Mooney, who lives in Urmston, starred in Ashton United's Northern Premier League Play-Off Final 2-0 win against Grantham Town during the season that Altrincham were Champions & has been tracked by Alty since then. 

Phil Parkinson is ecstatic to land Mooney, who has also won 4 caps for the Wales U21 team:-

"Neil & I identified Dan as someone we wanted to bring to the club when we won promotion to the National League North. We just missed out as he signed a season long loan deal with Chester but we are delighted to sign him now. 
He ticks all of the boxes; he's young, he's hungry with bags of potential & he's only going to get better. We're confident that we can make him a better player, scoring & creating lots of goals for Altrincham & ultimately get him an even bigger move where he can progress even further.
He's left footed & can play on both wings but I see him playing mainly on the right. He loves to cut in & get shots way, he has great dribbling ability & is tenacious.
He's been at Fleetwood for 5 years & 20-23 is a vital period in any player's development if they want to go on & make it as a full-time footballer in the Football League. He will have a better chance of doing that at Altrincham rather than playing for Fleetwood's U23's.
Dan needs to be one of our main men to get himself into the Football League, he's one of a number of players who want to play in the Football League & we've also got a number of players who want to climb the leagues with Altrincham, so we're all pulling in the same direction & Dan just adds to that mix."

Mooney scored Chester's '2018/19 Goal of the Season' with a last gasp equaliser at Brackley Town.

See both of his stunning strikes that day by watching the following video from 1 minute 50 seconds:-

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