ECHOSPORT talks to Altrincham fan Tom Scotson ahead of tomorrow's match with Southend United.

What have you made of Altrincham's season so far?

"The Robins got off to a blistering start, beating the likes of Notts County and Dagenham and Redbridge early on.

"We went through a small blip but we look to be on the up.

"We beat Weymouth last weekend 4-1, and snatched a point in midweek against league leaders Chesterfield in the last minute.

"Altrincham now sit in 11th place with 24 points from 16 games."

What are the targets for Altrincham this season?

"Survival is the priority, but I sense the management are more ambitious.

"We have a brilliant ‘keeper, a solid defence, and dynamic forwards.

"We may be one of just three part time teams in the league, but with the quality Alty possess, a mid-table finish is more than likely."

Who should Southend fans look out for?

"Dan Mooney. Due to injury, he was unavailable for most of last season. But now he is fully fit, his skill and determination are like nothing else – and should act as a real threat."

What philosophy has Phil Parkinson installed in the team?

"Altrincham play good, fluid, and attractive football.

"We rarely pivot from this style of play, even when we’re desperate for a goal in the dying embers of the game.

"Parkinson and his assistant Neil Sorvel deserve enormous credit for turning the club around. In four years, they have gained two promotions, and made Alty fiercely competitive in the National League."

What's the team news?

"Fortunately everyone looks to be fully fit."