DANNY Scopes is overjoyed to have welcomed promising midfielder Henry Woods back to Concord Rangers.

The Gillingham youngster has returned to the Aspect Arena for a second spell this term after agreeing to a 28-day loan move.

And Scopes hopes Woods, who could feature in tomorrow’s National League South clash with Eastbourne Borough, will impress in the Beach Boys’ colours once again.

“I’m really pleased to have got Henry back,” said Scopes, who took over as Concord’s boss in May.

“He did well in his first stint with the club.

“We were looking to bring him back sooner but then he got injured playing for Gillingham against the Tottenham Hotspur under-23s.

“As a club, we have been planning ahead and we knew we needed strength in depth over the Christmas period.

“Henry gives us another option and we have covered all bases.

“I’m hoping that will hold us in good stead.

“It’s great to have Henry among our options again and it would be great if he makes as much of an impact as he did during his initial spell.”

Woods, who is highly-rated at League One outfit Gillingham, made his first appearance since returning to south Essex in Concord’s thumping 6-0 win over Great Wakering Rovers in the fourth round of the Essex Senior Cup on Tuesday.

And the Beach Boys will be looking to build on the convincing victory when Eastbourne visit the Aspect Arena this weekend.

The early months of the campaign has seen Eastbourne change managers, with former Southend United striker Lee Bradbury making way for Danny Bloor.

Eastbourne head to south Essex unbeaten in five outings in all competitions and they are among the division’s most in-form sides.

Having taken 11 points from their last six National League South encounters, Scopes knows Eastbourne will make life difficult for his Concord outfit.

But Scopes has his sights firmly set on all three points.

“Eastbourne have been on a really good run,” added Scopes.

“They are doing well under a new manager and are undefeated in five.

“We know it will be a difficult game but we are at home and it’s an important game for us.

“I think we have put in some really good performances recently but they count for nothing if you don’t get points.

“We want to look at the teams above us rather than below us.”