HE may have returned with a bang, but Rylands striker Jay White is willing to take his time to get fully back into the swing of things.

The frontman will be looking to unleash himself upon 1874 Northwich on Saturday, kick off 3pm, when the North West Counties League Premier Division leaders visit Gorsey Lane for a Macron Cup tie.

It has been a frustrating week for Blues as they saw two home games – against Irlam on Tuesday and Litherland REMYCA at the weekend – fall foul of the weather.

For White though, that means more time to build up his fitness after making his return from two months out to score the winner against Whitchurch Alport last time out.

“It’s been a tough eight or nine weeks, it’s been my first bad injury,” he said.

“All sorts goes through your mind. You worry that you’re not helping the team but it makes it all worth it coming on and grabbing the winner.

“We’ve added quality to the squad and that brings the best out of everyone.

“For me personally, I just want to rebuild fitness, not rush – just take it game by game and get myself to a point where I can be sharp if selected.”

The signing of Lewis Buckley from Widnes has eased the pressure on Blues’ frontline somewhat as White rebuilds from injury, with George Lomax having left the club.

He has scored twice in as many starts and he too is looking forward to kicking on.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time at the club so far and to get a couple of goals is a good indication of that,” he said.

“We’ve got a chance to get up there to the top three but we have to respect our opponents every time.

“I’m just looking forward to getting amongst it.”

White and Buckley may well get to start together on Saturday, on in the return to league action at Skelmersdale United on Tuesday, kick off 7.45pm.

Captain and centre-half Gary Kenny was full of praise for both.

“Lewis has settled really quick. We’ve got a great bunch of lads here who are always bouncing off each other and pushing each other to be better,” he said.

“It’s a great atmosphere to play in. It’s a great feel-good factor.

“Jay has been frustrated in his time out but it was great to see him come back in and bag a goal.

“I love the lad to bits so I’m really chuffed for him.”