CALLUM Chafer believes he has ‘unfinished business’ at Bowers & Pitsea.

The goalkeeper sealed his return to the Len Salmon Stadium - following a 12-month stint with Hornchurch - earlier this month.

And Chafer, who departed soon after Bowers suffered an Isthmian North play-off semi-final defeat to Canvey Island last year, is looking forward to working under boss Rob Small once again.

“I feel like I have unfinished business,” said the 22-year-old, who sealed his return after Andy Wilton left the Isthmian North champions.

“It was gutting to lose in the play-offs and I left on what felt like a sour note because of that.

“But getting promotion last season was incredible for the club and they were brilliant last season.

“Towards the end of last season I hadn’t been made aware of Hornchurch looking to bring another goalkeeper in.

“But it was clear that Andy Wilton was leaving Bowers and Rob informed me of that rather than asking me if I would like to come back.

“We had some conversations and when the situation changed at Hornchurch, it was a no-brainer for me to come back.”

Bowers are preparing for life in the Isthmian Premier League for the first time in the club’s history after romping home to the Isthmian North title.

And Chafer, who featured heavily for Hornchurch in the third tier of non-league football, believes Bowers have enough quality in the squad to flourish in the division.

“We will be more than good enough to be a force in the Isthmian Premier League,” added Chafer, who also counts Romford among his former clubs.

“I now have experience in this league and that’s good for Rob because I could give him some information on certain clubs and players.

“I have a feel for the league and I know that the players we have got will be more than comfortable.

“Hopefully, in years to come, we can challenge for the play-offs.”

But Chafer knows Wilton is a tough act to follow.

Wilton played every minute of the Isthmian North season, keeping a club record 21 clean sheets and conceding the fewest goals in steps one to four of non-league football.

“Andy is a massive act to follow because he was brilliant last season,” admitted Chafer.

“His clean sheet record was ridiculously good and I spoke to him after he departed.

“He is a really good goalkeeper and I hope he excels elsewhere.”