One of Whitchurch Alport’s ‘new’ summer captures says he is relishing the opportunity to play for the Red Army once again.

Si Everall was one of Reds manager Luke Goddard’s first signings after joining the club four years ago.

In a partnership with Mike Blundell, the pair plundered 62 goals between them as Alport made the play-off semi-finals in only their second season as a North West Counties League club.

The following campaign ended in promotion to the premier division and Everall made the history books by becoming the first Whitchurch Alport player to score in the FA Cup.

Everall has been keeping and got married since departing Yockings Park last season.

“I’ve been doing a lot of running to competition standard and have been doing really well.

“I’ve done a few 10k’s and run most days so fitness wise I’m as good as I’ve ever been.

Everall married four months ago to wife Zoe, and admits that he had not kicked a ball in almost a year

“When I came back after injury last time I was here, I put too much pressure on myself and started snatching at chances because I’d set myself unrealistic targets,” he added. “This time it just feels different.

“I don’t know what it is but in training I’ve felt much more confident in front of goal and I’m striking the ball really well.”

It is clear that the former captain is relishing the prospect of another stint at Whitchurch.

“It’s great to be given an opportunity to come and play here again and I want to repay the manager’s faith in me,” said Everall. “My main priority is trying to get in the team.

“There are some very good players here – much better than last time – and it will be interesting to see what level I’m at.”