RETURNING midfielder George Doyle is determined to play his part in pepping up Brightlingsea Regent's attack.

The R's are the third-lowest scorers in the BetVictor Isthmian League premier division with four goals from their six matches. Kingstonian have managed five and Wingate and Finchley and Cornithian Casuals four.

Attacking midfielder Doyle returned to the club late last week and was handed an immediate second debut in Saturday's 2-1 defeat at East Thurrock United.

And he is confident he can play his part in boosting the goals for tally, both by netting himself and creating chances for others.

"I'm certainly hoping to chip in, in addition to helping to get the frontmen firing," said the former Aveley and Grays Athletic man, who left Brightlingsea in October 2017.

"As a team, we haven't scored as many as we'd like but there are very talented attacking players at the club.

"Look at someone like Billy Hunt.

"He's proven at this level and you don't lose that quality.

"He might have gone a few games without scoring but that will change, for sure.

"Hopefully I can play my part in getting him and others scoring again.

"It's great to be back.

"My previous spell at the club was a happy and successful one and I'm confident it'll be the same this time.

"Brightlingsea are still ambitious to keep climbing the leagues, as they were before, and I want to be part of that.

"There are some familiar faces from my first spell, both within the team and behind the scenes, and that's a good reflection on the club.

"They're genuine, hard-working people and they wouldn't stay for so long if it wasn't a happy, positive place to be."

Wickford-based Doyle, who will be 23 on Friday, believes home form will be key to Regent's success this season and, as such, he is looking forward to Saturday's date with Lewes.

That match is swiftly followed by another big home game on Tuesday, against Enfield Town.

"Home form is so important," said Doyle.

"The Taydal Stadium was our fortress when I was here before.

"We went on a long unbeaten run at home and that was one of the main ingredients in us winning the league.

"Overall I feel really positive.

"It's still early in the season and I'm certain we can have a good year together, if we keep working hard.

"There's a lot of quality in our squad and we're definitely capable of being where we want to be."

Jake Turner looked to have grabbed a late equaliser in Saturday's match at East Thurrock.

However, Frankie Merrifield, having earlier netted a first-half penalty, grabbed the hosts' winner in the 90th minute.

"We deserved a point and should have got something from the game," said Doyle.

"Unfortunately, we were punished for a couple of lapses in concentration and, in that respect, we need to learn fast."