The striker - who scored 111 goals in 124 games for the Moles - has re-signed from Southern League Division One Central club Marlow.

And Davies wasted little time in marking his return to Hill Farm Lane with a goal in an impressive 3-0 home win against Cove on Saturday.

A Callum Whitty penalty and a Josh Howell strike sealed a comfortable pre-season victory and Tallentire, pictured below, is delighted to have the prolific Davies back in his squad.

He said: “Ian has got a pretty good record and will be a big player for us.

“He scored a tidy goal and also hit the post. Strikers are the ones that make the difference and to have him back at the club is a huge boost to everyone.” Tallentire revealed the club has also signed fellow forward Adam Dickens from Flackwell Heath, who was last year’s Hellenic Premier Division Player of the Year.

He said: “He scored 40 odd goals for Flackwell last year and hopefully he can do well for us.” Winger Jordan Brown has also signed from Highmoor Ibis and the manager said he has ‘one or two more irons in the fire’ in terms of potential recruits.

He added he is ecstatic to have long-term absentee Dan Weait back on the pitch, describing him as the best goalkeeper in the league.

He gushed: “He’s invaluable to our team and the sort of goalkeeper who will save you 15 to 20 points a season. He looked really sharp and had a good run out.” Tallentire added he is pleased with the early stages of pre-season and is already looking forward to the start of the new league campaign.

He admitted: “Everybody’s trying to get their fitness up and get sharp, and it was a good run out for us. We got a lot out of it and everything was positive.

“We’ve had three training sessions and won a game against good opposition in Cove, who were big and strong and defended well in the first half.

“I view pre-season as a chance to get fit for August 9, but if we’re winning games that’s fantastic.” The Moles are set to entertain Eversley this Saturday (3pm kick off).