David Bridges insists he hasn’t come back to Kettering Town just for them to “make up the numbers” in the Blue Square Bet Premier next season.
The midfielder completed a move back to the Poppies yesterday, four years after he first joined them and helped them to a record-breaking Conference North title success.
He left to join Stevenage at the end of that campaign and has enjoyed back-to-back promotions with Graham Westley’s club.
But after finding himself out of contract, Bridges has opted to re-sign for Kettering and he completed the negotiations at their new Nene Park home.
Bridges is still recovering from an injury that ruled him out towards the end of the last campaign but the 28-year-old is setting his sights high.
“It seems be an exciting era and it’s a new start for everybody not just me,” said Bridges, who scored 12 goals in 33 appearances in his first spell at Kettering.
“It’s a great opportunity for Kettering to grow and for the area to get behind them.
“You always hope that you can move on and achieve things and I have been used to that in recent years.
“I haven’t come here for the club to make the numbers and settle for mid-table, I don’t see the attraction with that.
“Kettering started me off on winning ways when we won the Conference North and I have been fortunate enough to win medals since.
“But I want more medals round my neck and I want to do that here.
“Ambition has to be backed up and I believe it can be done, I wouldn’t have signed if I didn’t think it could happen.
“I had a good feeling from meeting Morell and I believe this is an opportunity for me to play games, score goals and help move the club forward.
“This pre-season has been a bit odd for me.
“I got injured at the back end of last season and I was out of contract and because of all the deals that needed to be sorted at Stevenage, I wasn’t a priority and I had to wait.
“There comes a time when you can’t wait any longer and I needed to sort my future out so here we are.”