National League side Boreham Wood have confirmed their latest signing with the capture of defender Femi Ilesanmi, who rejoins the club on an undisclosed length deal from league counterparts Dover Athletic.

The 27-year-old left back previously spent the 2016/17 season with The Wood, where he made 43 league appearances, before departing for The Crabble twelve months ago.

Ilesanmi becomes the second player to swap Kent for Hertfordshire this summer as he follows hot on the heels of centre-half Manny Parry who moved to the club a fortnight ago.

Having been hugely popular during his first stint at Meadow Park, the arrival of the Londoner is sure to excite the Boreham Wood supporters as manager Luke Garrard continues to shape his squad ahead of the new season.

After the bitter disappointment of missing out on a maiden promotion to the Football League in May, the Wood boss appears to be constructing a strong side and was quick to express his delight with his latest recruit.

“I obviously know Femi from his time here before and I believe that he is one of the strongest left-siders in the league. I think that he brings an athleticism, an experience, and his one-v-one defending is very good,” Garrard told the official club website.

“He knows our system and he plays in a manner that suits it perfectly. He is progressive when over the half way line, so very, very positive.

“He knows the club very well and he knows that we are going places. He was actually one of my guests at Wembley for the Promotion Final, because I had spoken to him at length, once the season was over.

“He saw first-hand how much we had progressed in the year that he had been away from the club, so I think that it was a no-brainer on his part.

“I am just glad that we could get the signature over the line, because I feel that he has a lot to offer, when playing within the system that we do.”

Ilesanmi arrives after being a virtual ever present in the Dover side that finished 8th last term. He also has had extensive experience in the Football League, playing close to 200 combined games with Dagenham & Redbridge and York City over a six year period between 2010 and 2016.

The Wood’s latest signing was quick to praise the club and the manager after penning his return.

Ilesanmi told the club website: “It is good to be back at Meadow Park, obviously I have got some good memories there and hopefully this time around, we can have some even better memories.

“The manager Luke Garrard had a big part to play in it, I really believe in Luke and I really like the way he manages. I think that he is one of the best managers in the league.

“The chairman had a part to play as well, because I have got a good relationship with him, and also, I feel that Boreham Wood have got one of the best squads in the league, but it goes under the radar.

“When you look at the players and the squad, I think that the standard is very high, and we should definitely be up there again this year.”