Huddersfield based defender John Cyrus has joined Altrincham from Frickley Athletic.
It’s a step up from Northern Premier League to National League North level for the former AFC Emley centre-back.
Cyrus has spent two seasons at Frickley, making 103 appearances and scoiring nine goals, after signing from Barnsley side Shaw Lane Aquaforce.
“it’s very tough to leave as I love it at Frickley, but I have to give it a go playing at a higher level,” explained the 24-year-old.
Altrincham have just been relegated from the National League top flight.
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Frickley finished seventh in the NPL Premier Division.
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