BILLY Roast believes he has unfinished business at Concord Rangers.

The central defender is back at the Aspect Arena for a second spell after joining from Isthmian North side Maldon & Tiptree.

And Roast, who left the Beach Boys to join ex-boss Adam Flanagan at Dartford last summer, admits he made a mistake in leaving the club 12 months ago.

Roast said: “I have unfinished business here.

“I would have liked to have stayed here for more than a season during my initial spell and leaving obviously turned out to be a mistake.

“Not only do I have unfinished business at Concord, but I also have unfinished business in the National League South.

“I want to play as high as I can in the pyramid.”

Having narrowly missing out on promotion after suffering a play-off final defeat to Heybridge Swifts, Roast saw numerous clubs look to acquire his services.

But, after meeting new boss Danny Scopes and head of recruitment Adam Drew, Roast was only interested in rejoining Concord.

The 24-year-old added: “I was at Dartford at the start of last season and it didn’t work out the way I had planned.

“I just wanted to play games and I know Maldon well, so I thought it was the best option for me.

“It was great for me to build up my game-time there, but I was looking to climb back up the ladder and I spoke to Adam and Scopesy.

“There were a couple of offers that came in for me but it was an easy decision for me to make because I know the club well.

“I know how the club works and I really enjoyed my season here so it was a no-brainer to come back when I knew they were interested.”

Concord finished in an all-time high sixth place in the National League South last term.

Although numerous key players have departed, Roast is pleased to be around some former team-mates.

Roast admitted: “There are a lot of familiar faces.

“I have played with or against a lot of the players here and that is a positive.

“The personnel that we have got in during the summer is fantastic and hopefully we can go onto enjoy a successful season.

“I want to enjoy a positive campaign myself and as a team.

“It would be special if we could get promoted and that is our aim because I want us to do as well as possible.”