CHARLIE GRIFFIN has enticed non-league hot-shot Josh Parsons back to Cirencester Town.

Parsons,26, spent the back end of last season at Hellenic Premier Division Shrivenham Town after four years and three spells at Southern League Premier Division Swindon Supermarine, where he amassed 122 goals in 150 games for the club.

After being released by Swindon Town, Parsons briefly turned out for Cirencester in the 2011/12 pre-season before opting to join Supermarine. He joined National League South Hungerford in the summer of 2014 after scoring 25 goals in 27 starts before switching to Cirencester for a second spell in the October of 2014 under Brian Hughes. The much-travelled former Swindon striker has also spent time at Highworth Town.

A delighted Griffin said: "Josh is a player I know a lot about during my time at Cirencester and watching him play over the years.

"He has goals in his game, a very clever player on-and-off the ball. He brings a lot of experience to our squad.

"He can play up top or in the hole as a 10 and has great ability to bring other into play and set things up.

"I believe Josh will thrive this season - he knows what I want and expect and being a form striker it will help his game a lot as well."