PHIL Kelly has admitted feeling fit, fresh and determined to play his part in Brightlingsea Regent’s push for Ryman League football.

The Tendring side need to finish in the Thurlow Nunn League’s top three in order to go up and boosted their chances by sinking FC Clacton 3-0 on Monday.

Kelly, now back from a broken metatarsal, scored twice and was also on target in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Gorleston.

Now he wants to keep producing the goods in order to see his side across the line, in their final three premier division fixtures. “I don’t think I’ve ever been so eager to play football,” said the attacking midfielder.

“I actually feel better than before I got injured.

“I feel fit, fresh and just want to run my socks off, so in a strange kind of way a negative situation – getting injured – has been turned into a positive.

“I was out for seven weeks, watching the team do well and then having a little wobble.

“I was chomping at the bit to get back and as soon as I was fit again I was straight back into training, playing matches and I really wanted to score on Monday.”