STRIKER Matt Geen is hungry to get back among the goals after completing his return to Harwich and Parkeston.

The frontman was prolific for his hometown club during their days in the Essex and Suffolk Border League.

He most recently spent time at Cornard United but has just returned to the Gwinnell and Sons Royal Oak, making his comeback in last week's First Division Knockout Cup victory against Coggeshall United.

"I'd been in and out of the team at Cornard, due to having my little girl every other weekend," said the 24-year-old.

"It's been hard because I love the game but family always comes first.

"(Harwich manager) Kieron (Shelley) and (assistant) Mike (Wallace) spoke to me and gave me the opportunity to come back to Harwich.

"I'm in a position to play more regularly now and it's great to be back because I love the club.

"I used to score a lot of goals here, during the Border League days.

"There's a lot of quality here and it's nice to be part of such a decent squad."

Harwich suffered a 2-1 defeat at May and Baker in Thurlow Nunn League first division south on Friday.

After falling behind, Kevin Coyle equalised but the hosts grabbed a second-half winner.

The Shrimpers host White Ensign this weekend and could have a new face in their squad.

They are keen to bring in reinforcements because of long-term injuries to twins Jordan and Ryan Heath, while Needham Market loanee Conor McLaughlin damaged knee ligaments at work last week and is out until December.

"In addition to the injuries, Rory Harman is away on holiday, so we're looking to bring someone in on loan," said assistant boss Wallace.

"We'll work hard with the players we've got and still have full confidence in this group of players.

"We're not in the position we wanted to be in but the league is very close and two wins can quickly move you up the table.

"So although results haven't been the best, we still have goals and targets and will be doing all we can as a squad and management team to hit them."