Altrincham: Ryan Crowther joins Conference Premier-bound club

Conference Premier-bound Altrincham have signed ex-Fleetwood winger Ryan Crowther for the 2014-15 season.

The 25-year-old began his career at Stockport and also had a spell at Liverpool as a youngster, although he never appeared for their first team.

He ended last season at FC Halifax after being released by Fleetwood and helped the Yorkshire club into the Conference Premier play-offs.

Altrincham were promoted via the Conference North play-offs on 10 May.

The Cheshire club, who will remain part-time next season, have already added Colwyn Bay midfielder Sean Williams, 22, to their squad for the coming campaign.

Meanwhile striker James Walshaw, 30, midfielder Carl Rodgers, 31, and defender Matt Doughty, 32, have all departed following promotion to national level.