GOALKEEPER Sam Cowler is counting the days until the new season after re-signing for Barnet.

The former Frinton and Walton Youth Football Club protege has agreed a one-year contract with the Conference Premier side.

It follows a frustrating period of inactivity, breaking his hand at Christmas and then tearing ankle ligaments after returning in February.

And after penning a new deal to keep him in full-time football, he admits he is itching to get started.

“It’s great to be back at Barnet,” said Cowler, who spent last season at Conference South side Bishop’s Stortford.

For the full story, see this week's Frinton and Walton Gazette.