Tom Hickey insists he has unfinished business in the Conference South – and intends to right some wrongs with Wealdstone.
The talented midfielder pitched up at Grosvenor Vale last month having come through the ranks at the Stones' former Ryman Premier rivals, Hampton & Richmond Borough.
He admits his previous experience of football in non-league's second tier was a nightmare, being relegated with Hampton in his breakthrough season two years ago.
Hickey said: “The Conference South hasn't seen the best of me yet, and I'll be out to prove a point or two next season, although I feel when I did play there I played well.
“I played 25 games in the Conference South in my first season at Hampton but was in and out of the team. That season we started very slowly so were always struggling, but any other season we would have stayed up with the points total we got.”
Hampton lasted five season in the Conference South before dropping back down to the Ryman League, and Hickey, who scored a belter in the Beavers Middlesex Cup Final win over the Stones in May , believes newly-promoted Wealdstone can comfortably consolidate up there.
He added: “After playing against Wealdstone three times last season, and seeing the squad (manager) Gordon Bartlett is putting together, mid-table is definitely achievable next season.
“It was a difficult decision to leave Hampton, but I couldn't really turn down Conference South football. I actually turned Wealdstone down half way through last season.
“I told Gordon I was staying with Hampton as at the time I thought they could still make the play-offs, but I expected Wealdstone to be promoted and said if it didn't work out with Hampton, I would be interested in joining if they went up.”
Wealdstone, who this week lost Mark Bentley due to work commitments, drew 1-1 with Wingate & Finchley on Saturday before going down 2-1 to Wycombe Wanderers on Tuesday night, and Wembley beat Southall by the same score.
Harrow Borough lost 5-1 to an Arsenal XI on Saturday, but recovered to see off Aylesbury 1-0 on Tuesday night, while tenants Hendon followed Saturday's 2-0 defeat to Uxbridge with and a 0-0 draw against Chesham on Tuesday.