KYLE Critchell has returned to hometown club Dorchester following two years at rivals Weymouth.

The 27-year-old joins on non-contract terms and will be in contention to play against Chesham United on Saturday.

Magpies’ boss Phil Simkin said he was “absolutely delighted” to be reunited with Critchell, who in May was given the all-clear after being struck down with severe sepsis last year.

The former Wales Under-21 international previously played for Dorchester between November 2009 and August 2012.

“It’s good to see him back,” said Simkin. “He was very popular up here and will be again.”