By Matt Bishop
National League South side Poole Town have re-signed versatile midfielder Marvin Brooks just five months after he left the club in controversial fashion.
The 27-year-old, who is also capable of playing in attack, was the Dolphins’ top-scorer from open play last term, netting 17 times before joining Southern One South & West side Salisbury in June.
That move was a massive blow to Tom Killick, who was caught up in a war of words with Whites boss Steve Claridge after the transfer, and the manager is now understandably delighted to have the former Sutton man back in his squad.
Killick said: “Marvin is just what we need at the moment. He has pace and power, and a real physical presence. We understand each other and I am delighted to have him back.”
Poole are struggling so far this season, with one win in their last five games leaving them 18th and just two points off the relegation zone.
The goals and presence of Brooks will come as a huge boost at the Black Gold stadium, and ahead of the club’s game with Concord Rangers this evening, Chris Reeves echoed the thoughts of boss Killick.
The chairman said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to get Marvin back. This will be a real boost for the whole Club.
“I am sure he will be a major factor in assisting the team to get back to the consistency of good results that we have become so used to over the last few years.”