Ben’s staying!

4 Jul 2022 02:53
Published by: Scott Callan

ALTRINCHAM boss Phil Parkinson has been given a major boost in his work to equip his side for the challenge of full-time football after securing Ben Pringle’s experience and know-how for another season.
The 33-year-old has a wealth of Football League experience with clubs including Derby County, Fulham, Ipswich Town and Preston North End.
It frequently shone through for Alty during a total of 38 appearances last season, with 24 of those coming off the bench as substitute to help transform games with his direct running style.
Parkinson has wasted no time moulding a new-look squad for the dawn of a new era at The J.Davidson Stadium and has injected energy and dynamism into the centre of midfield after retaining Isaac Marriott and Elliot Osborne from last season and adding Josh Lundstram from Crewe Alexandra.
The manager believes Pringle’s ‘wise old head’ will be important and complement his squad’s youthful exuberance in the new campaign.
Parkinson told the club’s official website: “His left foot could open a tin of beans and certainly any defence at this level of football.
“His experience around the group day to day will be invaluable to myself. He’s a player that still has the drive to play and wants to grow with the club off the pitch as well. Very glad he’s decided to stay.”
The agreement with Pringle represents the completion of negotiations with players from last season’s squad. It means A-J Leitch-Smith, Ritchie Sutton and Kennedy Digie are leaving, and the club can announce that full-back Jamie Morgan is also departing after joining Alty from Chester at the start of the year.

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