BOWERS & Pitsea will be looking to remain at the Isthmian North summit by picking up three points tomorrow.

The table-toppers are set to welcome Bury Town, who are currently four points adrift of the play-off positions, to the Len Salmon Stadium.

And Bowers boss Rob Small believes the Suffolk side have vastly improved since their efforts last season.

Small said: “I think they are an impressive outfit and they are a better side than last season.

“They have always been very difficult to play against.

“We’ve had some difficult battles against them over the years.”

The clash is likely to see Brad Warner make his first appearance since returning to Bowers.

Having enjoyed a goal-laden first spell at the Len Salmon Stadium, which saw Bowers narrowly miss out on promotion on the final day of the 2016/17 season, Warner earned a move to AFC Hornchurch.

And Warner played a key role as the Urchins won the Isthmian North title in his only full campaign with the club.

However, the attacker has opted to drop back into the Isthmian North in order to link-up with Small again.

And Small admitted that Warner has made the switch due to wanting to pursue a new challenge.

“We maintained a personal relationship after Brad left the club and we have remained in touch,” added Small, who will be without the injured Jamie Dicks for tomorrow’s clash with Bury.

“Brad had really enjoyed his time at Hornchurch but said he wanted a new challenge and signalled his intention to come back to Bowers.

“I’d like to thank Hornchurch for their co-operation with allowing Brad to leave and rejoin us.

“A lot has changed at the club since he was last here, so we need to give Brad time to adapt.”