WINGER Lamell Howell has "unfinished business" at Brightlingsea Regent.

The 23-year-old recently re-signed for the club after a successful campaign at Brantham Athletic.

It will be his second spell at the Taydal Stadium, after playing 28 games for the R's during their 2015-16 campaign.

However, by his own admission, he did not do himself justice last time around - something he is determined to put right next term.

“I'm very determined to grab this opportunity," said Howell, who has also played for Stowmarket Town, Debenham and Needham Market.

“I'm confident in my own ability and feel I have unfinished business here, after my spell at the club before.

“I felt I did okay but never fully did myself justice.

“I ended up leaving and taking some time out which, with hindsight, I wish I hadn't done.

“I fell out of love with football a few years ago but thankfully that passion is back now.

“I knew what to expect when I signed for Brightlingsea.

“I knew a lot of the lads from my time here before and it's a great club.

“Everyone makes you feel welcome and because of that, I've fitted in again straight away.

“I believe we can have a good season and do well.

“The new signings, myself included, are hungry to do well both for themselves and the team and there's a great atmosphere within the group.”

Regent's first BetVictor Isthmian League premier division fixture is away to Margate on August 10.

Before that, the club have two more friendlies - away to Hadleigh United tomorrow night and then at home to Harlow Town on Saturday.

Howell is excited about the challenge ahead and said: “I feel sharp and ready to go.

“This was an opportunity I couldn't turn down and I'm very pleased with the choice I made.

“I'm putting the work in during pre-season and now it's time to let my football do the talking.

“I felt I was doing well last season and said to myself that if the opportunity presented itself, I wanted to play at the highest level possible."

Howell joins Regent on the back of a successful season for Brantham.

His goals and creativity led to him scooping the club's players' player-of-the-year award.

“Lamell's one of the nicest lads in non-league football and a real genuine character," said Regent boss Tom Rothery.

"He’s another one that will fit in immediately and a tough, hard-working and tenacious wide player who can also operate just off the striker.

“We both feel he has a bit of unfinished business at the club.

“During the summer we've brought in young players who want to come and not only test themselves at a higher level but want to be part of this club."