KENDAL Town boss David Foster is delighted to see striker Oliver Wood return to the club, saying he's a proven goal scorer.

When Wood departed the Mintcakes last year for Colne mid-season, he was the club's top scorer.

His form earned him a move to Lancaster City during, but a lack of opportunities at the Giant Axe turned his head over the prospect of a return to Kendal.

"He's not enjoying his football at the moment but he knows me and he knows the club very well, and we've managed to get an agreement where he knows he will be looked after and get his love for the game back," said Foster.

"He brings a bit of experience, he brings goals, he has a good all-round game and he's a great lad as well.

"We're delighted to have him. He's taken a pay cut to come back, that's how keen he is to play. He just wants to play football and enjoy it again and he knows we can give him that."

Wood was due to play on Saturday at Goole, only to see the fixture called off at the eleventh hour, much to the frustration of those who had travelled east.

Instead, he is likely to appear against Atherton Collieries at the ST&B Accountants Stadium this weekend, in which Foster is expecting a tough encounter.

He said: "We didn't play them so long ago in the cup and I don't expect them to be too different from that.

"That was a game that could have gone either way, and this will be a tough game but it's definitely winnable.

"We're at home and we have got enough about us to beat them if we're at it. They are a tough team so we've got to deal with them first and then be brave and get the ball down and play our football."