PROLIFIC non-league striker Eli Hey has signed for Brighouse Town, and is ready to make the most of his chance, after a broken leg derailed his progress somewhat.

He was on fire, with 22 goals in the 2018/19 Northern Premier League East Division for Pontefract Collieries, before breaking his tibia last April.

After six months out of action, he dropped down to the Northern Counties East League Premier Division to play for Eccleshill United, scoring the winner on his debut against Thackley.

He joined Colne in the Northern Premier League Division One West in December 2019, but has now made the move to divisional rivals Brighouse.

Speaking via video link to Brighouse Town TV about signing, Hey said: "I'm really happy. It (the transfer) nearly got done before the season got voided but it all got put on hold.

"It's been confirmed in the last few days and it's good to get it sorted. It was an easy decision, it's close to home, and I'm looking forward to getting back into it."

Asked what his targets for next season are, Hey said: "Personally I normally set myself 25 goals and just go from there.

"But really it's just to play well, win games and for the team to finish as high as possible.

"A couple of seasons ago (2018-19), we (Brighouse) won promotion but didn't go up, so that's got to be aim again."

He added: "Last year, I was coming back from a broken leg, so it was always about getting match fitness and knowing I could play without any fear.

"It was against Brighouse that I broke it, so it's a bit strange how it's all worked out."