RYAN Brown has made his temporary move to Northwich Victoria’s rivals Altrincham a permanent one after signing a one-year deal to stay at Moss Lane.

The full back joined Graham Heathcote’s men on an emergency loan in February after the Robins’ regular starter Matt Doughty damaged knee ligaments.

He impressed enough to be invited back next term.

Brown made 13 starts, plus four substitute appearances, for Alty, helping them to finish 14th in the table.