JAMES White wants to make more happy memories with Concord Rangers.

The experienced midfielder has returned to the Beach Boys for the forthcoming Isthmian Premier League season.

And White - who spent five years with Concord before leaving in 2017 - is delighted to be back at the Aspect Arena.

“It feels great to be back at the club where I’ve had my best memories in football,” said White.

“I’m very excited to help and support Sammy (Collins) best I can.

“We was speaking about a potentially different route and then this opportunity came up and Sammy gave me a buzz. We have been friends a long time so I knew it was an easy decision to make.”

The newly appointed Collins is assembling a new look squad at Concord.

And White cannot wait to play his part. “I love this club,” said White.

“Since the moment I spoke to Dan (Cowley) about coming over first time around I was hooked.

“The club wants you to succeed and you want to put everything on the line for the club.

“I’ve played my best football here because I’ve enjoyed it the most.

“I am still on a chat with the original players and stay in regular contact because we had such a bond. I’m coming into my 20th pre-season in non league and the best memories are here. Hopefully we can make more now too.”

However, White knows it will be far from straight forward for Concord next season.

The club is rebuilding following relegation from National League South.

But White knows Concord will be giving it everything they have to succeed.

“This league is competitive and there is an element of a reset for the club as well,” said White.

“For me as long as we work hard and come together as a group then who knows what will happen. We will have internal goals as a club that don’t need to be shared but Concord have always been underdogs so using that mentality should drive us forward.”

Just like Concord, White will also be looking to bounce back from relegation after he was part of the Great Wakering Rovers squad who went down from Isthmian North last season. And White was frustrated he could not make more of an impact.

“Last year wasn’t what Wakering as a club wanted,” said White.

“Personally it was a killer for me too as I was injured for most of the season so I couldn’t help like I really wanted to.

“It did help me see the other side off the pitch which I will certainly explore when I finish playing but I feel for a club that again is personal to me as it’s where I first started out. I know Robbo (Steve Roberts) and (Tom) Ranger will bounce back though and I will be keeping an eye out on their results.”