BRIGHTLINGSEA Regent boss James Webster has admitted being delighted to finally land long-term target Tom Richardson.

The striker has joined from Ryman League premier division side Brentwood Town.

He scored ten goals last season and was also named as manager's player-of-the-year.

Now he has signed on the dotted line for Regent and and Webster said: "Tom's someone I've been trying to sign for the last 18 months.

"I'm over the moon to finally get him.

"He's strong, very quick and a proven goal-scorer at premier division level.

"He's an out-and-out number nine - something that was a top priority for us.

"Now we have Tom, I'm extremely happy with our forward options. It's another top signing and I know he'll score goals in our team."

Richardson was previously with Romford, scoring 19 goals in the 2013/14 season.

The following year, he managed 16 for Romford and Brentwood.