BRAD Warner is targeting back-to-back Isthmian North titles after rejoining Bowers & Pitsea from AFC Hornchurch.

Warner is back at the Len Salmon Stadium after spending close to 18 months with the Urchins.

And, having finished in top spot to win promotion to the Isthmian Premier League with Hornchurch last term, Warner is aiming to pick up more silverware this season.

“I’m pleased to be back with Bowers and it was the only place I would have gone to from Hornchurch,” said Warner.

“I enjoyed my time at Hornchurch and in the Isthmian Premier League, but I was not playing to the best of my ability.

“Winning the league was a highlight for me because I had never done that before and making that step up was really good for me.

“I was dipping in and out of form so I thought it would be good to move on and freshen up my game.

“Hopefully Bowers can go that for me because I really enjoyed my first spell at the club.

“When I was first talking to Rob (Small) about coming possibly coming back, he made it clear that promotion was his intention and that is my intention as well.

“We want to win the league and I think that every player at every club should have that mindset.”

Warner marked his return to the club by scoring a trademark free-kick in the 2-2 draw with Bury Town at the weekend.

And he was pleased to get on the scoresheet, while also seeing familiar faces, in his first fixture back with Bowers.

“I scored a free-kick in my first game back, which was great because I scored a few free-kicks when I was here before,” said the 26-year-old.

“Everyone at the club has welcomed me back and I know the majority of the players, so I knew it would be easy to settle in.

“I was still talking to a lot of the players here after I left, so it was nice to be back in the changing room with them.

“It was great to see so many familiar faces in the crowd as well and my grandad is always over at the games, so it was good to see him there.”

A number of changes have been made to the Len Salmon Stadium since Warner was last in the red and white of Bowers.

And the attacker believes the club are in a better position to challenge for promotion.

“I’ve joined with the club already in a good position in the table,” confirmed Warner.

“I think personnel-wise and facilities-wise we have a good chance of pushing for promotion.”