FORMER hero Aaron Condon has returned to Brightlingsea Regent.

The wide man has moved back to the Taydal Stadium after a spell at Bostik League division north side Coggeshall Town.

Condon spent two seasons with Regent, plundering an impressive 51 goals in 103 appearances, and was a key part of the club winning promotion to the Bostik League premier division in 2016-17.

"It was disappointing to lose Aaron in the summer and the circumstances around it," said Regent boss Tom Rothery.

"Losing him and James (Love), who were important players last season, was a blow and I think our goals for column shows we need more options in attacking areas.

"Somebody of Aaron's quality isn’t easy to find and the fact he knows the players, club, staff and me makes it an easy fit.

"It’s an exciting signing and he's somebody I know will help us improve in the final third of the pitch.

"I’m delighted we’ve been able to get him back in the building and the fact he comes back as our 12th man signing shows what the supporters think.

"I know they will be delighted he is back in the red and black of Regent, as I am, and the players are already buzzing about him coming back, too."

Meanwhile, Rothery has confirmed the departures of Terry Amass and Milo Grimes.

Amass has opted to hang up his boots due to family commitments while Grimes has departed for a loan spell at Stanway Rovers.

"TJ (Amass) has found the commitment needed at this level increasingly hard and because of this, getting back into the team also becomes harder when you can’t commit," said Rothery.

"It’s unfortunate but I really appreciate everything he has done for the club in his two spells.

"Last season, when I brought him back, he did exactly what I wanted so it’s with sadness but huge appreciation to TJ for his contributions to Regent.

"Milo has gone to Stanway on loan, initially for a month, and I feel at the moment this is good for his development.

"The physical nature of the Essex Senior League will help him in this area of the game and he has shown the ability he has in his short time with us.

"However, at 19, he still needs to gain experience and starting games at Stanway will help him rather than currently gaining minutes here and there with us."