PRODIGAL son Conor Kelly insists he can't wait to get started after rejoining Sauchie Juniors this summer.

The striker spent the last 18 months with Linlithgow Rose, but has now returned to Sauchie ahead of the club's first season back in the Super League.

And he revealed he is buzzing to link up with his old team-mates again.

Kelly told Advertiser Sport: "I'm really happy to be back and I'm looking forward to getting started.

"There are still a lot of boys here who I know from my first spell, and having worked with Fraser before I don't think there will be any issues with me settling back in. I can't wait to get back into the swing of things.

"It will be good to go back in and see all the boys because it's a great group here. The atmosphere in the changing room is fantastic and there's a really good togetherness. That's a real selling point for players coming to the club."

He added: "I really enjoyed my time at Linlithgow and there were a lot of different experiences for me.

"Playing against Forfar and Ross County in the Scottish Cup was unbelievable, and the derby games against Bo'ness were great to be involved in too.

"But I just feel like this is a good time to be at Sauchie. Linlithgow wanted me to stay but I feel like we will have a really good season this year and I wanted to be part of that.

"You only have to look at the club's results against Super League teams last season to see the potential that's there. The club is moving in the right direction."

Kelly was impressed by Sauchie's march to the East Premier title last season and reckons his side can carry that momentum into the new campaign and re-establish themselves in the Super League.

He said: "There is always pressure but there's perhaps more this time around because we need to re-establish ourselves in the Super League.

"A club like Sauchie Juniors shouldn't be getting relegated with the facilities and the squad we have.

"The club has reacted to that in the right way and smashed the league last season. There was a lot of pressure to deliver last season and the boys did it, so hopefully we can carry that on at a higher level."

Kelly revealed he is desperate to hit the ground running, and says he wants to repay manager Fraser Duncan's faith in him.

He added: "I just want to score goals. I love scoring and if I could hit the 25-goal mark that would be unbelievable.

"I don't really tend to set targets as such because I like to take each game as it comes, but that would be a brilliant number to reach.

"At Linlithgow I didn't always play up front but Fraser has said that's where he wants me. Now it's up to me to repay that confidence."