JAKE Cook has returned to Huws Gray Alliance side Guilsfield ahead of Friday night’s derby against Llanrhaeadr in Llansantffraid.

The attacking midfielder returns to the villagers following a brief spell with JD Welsh Premier side Newtown having made the step up in standard in the summer.

However Cook struggled to break into the Robins starting XI due to injury and has now returned to Guilsfield for a third spell having preciously represented Airbus UK Broughton.

“A few clubs were after Jake so we are delighted he has returned and hopefully we can help him enjoy his football again, starting with the derby,” said manager Nathan Leonard said: “

“We are really looking forward to it. The lads are fresh and raring to go after the game was cancelled last week.

“After watching their game last week we know the pitch will be heavy and we’ll have to change our style slightly.

Leonard warned his side not to underestimate their hosts.

“They are a good team and will see this as an opportunity to get points on the board,” said Leonard. “They are very dangerous up front and we will have to be at our best.

Marc Griffiths relished the visit of Guilsfield as his side bid to kick start their campaign.

“Guilsfield have been the main force locally in this league for a while and while we cannot compete with their resources we have something special at our club,” said Griffiths.

“Heart and desire got us to where we are and if we can keep on showing that then we can get something from the game and keep on overcoming challenges.”

Meanwhile Llanrhaeadr have strengthened with Sam Thomas arriving from Ellesmere Rangers while Matthew Jones has joined from FC Oswestry Town.

Gus Harris has also returned to the villagers following a spell abroad.