Boreham Wood have boosted their promotion hopes by re-signing striker Morgan Ferrier from Dagenham & Redbridge in a club record deal.

The 23-year-old forward left the Wood last summer after being their top goalscorer last season.

But the former Arsenal academy striker has made his return to Meadow Park and is excited about trying to help the club’s play-off push in the National League.

Ferrier told the club's website: “I am excited and I just can’t wait to get back out there onto the pitch, doing what I like doing, scoring goals and playing football.

“There were obviously a few things going on at Dagenham and the opportunity arose for me to leave. There were a few teams interested, but as soon as I spoke to the gaffer and spoke to Danny Hunter (chairman), it naturally just made sense to return.”

He added: “I was here last season, I have seen how well the group are doing this year and I have seen how close the group are, so I just want to come and add to that and push the club in the right direction.”

The striker said: “To be pushing for promotion is an unbelievable feeling. As I said, a few other teams made contact with me, who are in-and-around it, but I looked at the squad and I looked at the facilities here again.

“We are only six points off the top, with games in hand on some of the teams, so I feel that with what I can bring, and with what the team has got, that we can get promoted. To make the playoffs, is the minimum really.”

Wood boss Luke Garrard believes the club have signed one of the best strikers in the division.

He said: “It only came about in the last couple of days, but the opportunity to bring Morgan back to this football club was something that I never thought would happen. With 15 games left, I think that it is going to have a massive impact on what we want to achieve this year.

“I would argue that we have signed one of the best strikers at this level. I feel that he possesses unbelievable ability and unbelievable quality.”

The club have also agreed a new two-year extension with vice-captain Tom Champion.

Wood, who are one place outside the play-offs on goal difference, travel to mid-table Eastleigh tomorrow.