FALMOUTH Town manager Andrew Westgarth is looking forward to seeing his new strike force in action when the 2020/21 season eventually begins.

Town announced the swift return of striker Jack Bowyer on Friday night, with the former Sticker forward ending a five-month spell at St Austell after swapping Bickland Park for Poltair Park in January.

“Strikers are hard to come by so getting someone of Jack’s proven quality was a no-brainer really,” Westgarth said.

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“There was no question of Jack’s ability and goalscoring record, it was just Jack’s availability that was the biggest issue and now he’s addressed that and got it sorted now hopefully, along with TJ [Walter] and Rob [Wearne] we’ve got an exciting attacking line.”

Bowyer will be joined at Town by TJ Walter, who has made one appearance since signing from Wendron United shortly before the early end to the 2019/20 season in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, while Rob Wearne completes the new-look trio after recovering from a nightmare run of successive cruciate ligament injuries.

Despite both effectively being new signings, Walter and Wearne, alongside winger Luke Brabyn, were set to become Town’s new attacking partnership for the remainder of the 2019/20 season after the departures of Bowyer and fellow striker Matt Buchan, who re-joined former club Helston Athletic.

“It’s funny how the picture changes so quickly, isn’t it?” Westgarth said. “Going into the tail end of the season we probably would have had just TJ and [Luke] Brabyn and Rob would have been dipping his toe in and getting minutes where he could and just building up his fitness.

“Hopefully now we can hit the season with three [strikers] and that frees up Brabyn to play out wide or to have the option of up front, so it’s really good options for us this year.”

The return of Bowyer will be a welcome sight for Town and their supporters, with the striker bagging 14 goals last season, including four in Town’s 5-4 win at home to Dobwalls, despite being unavailable for several matches due to a new job.

That unavailability led to the move closer to home to St Austell in January, but with the striker having convinced Westgarth that his availability issues are behind him, the Town boss is excited to have him back doing what he does best.

“I suppose with any new job you’ve got to do what they tell you I suppose,” he said. “He said to us that’s all been sorted, and he’s got his feet under the table a bit more now. All we can do is go from game to game but hopefully he’s committed.”

He added: “His goal record last year was unbelievable, I think it was 14 goals in 14 games, but I think it was only seven starts and seven subs. That was his biggest issue, he was just never here.

“Everyone knows his goalscoring attributes, so he’ll be a good addition.”