PROLIFIC Mark Danks admits he had no hesitation committing to Worcester City.

Mirroring a move made by City goalkeeper Danny McDonnell last month, the aggressive 22-year-old penned a deal keeping him at St George's Lane until the end of the 2007/08 season.

Danks was offered the contract following his burst of goals -- nine in 13 Nationwide North games following his January switch from Forest Green Rovers.

That scoring spree propelled City from relegation danger to play-off hopefuls.

After a miserable season-and-a-half period at The Lawn -- where he failed to command a first-team place -- and subsequent loan stints with a string of clubs including Stafford, Kettering, Bromsgrove Rovers and Cirencester, the Stourbridge-based striker is now perfectly settled.

"I've been happy with the way things have gone at Worcester," said Danks. "It was important to sign a contract, it gives me security.

"I feel settled and the lads here are brilliant. Everyone in the squad has been great to me.

"It's very rare to find a great bunch of lads at one place and there is a lot of belief in the squad.

"I'm just very, very pleased to have played in a massive run of games. That has not happened to me for a bit."

Danks made an explosive start at City, opening his account with two sparkling individual strikes in the 3-1 win at Hinckley United on January 24.

Since then, the former Wolverhampton Wanderers trainee has represented the club's main source of goals and developed a fruitful partnership with Adam Webster.

Although his impact inside the penalty box cannot be doubted, the fiery forward's temperament has been called into question.

This followed a reckless sending off in the 2-2 derby draw with Redditch United earlier this month.

Aside from that hot-headed incident -- which landed him a three-game ban that starts on Saturday against another of his former clubs Hednesford -- Danks is satisfied with his goal-tally, although he feels he should be in double figures.

"It's nice to score nine goals, but I'm pretty disappointed that I've only got nine," added Danks.

"I could have got at least two more. I missed a couple of headers that I should have scored. They were good chances.

"I just enjoy scoring goals and I want to score as many as possible in the games left.

"There's another five games for me and if I could get three more goals, taking me to 12, I'd be happy with that."

City chairman Dave Boddy was delighted to tie down the future of the 5ft 9in striker.

Boddy said: "Mark scores goals and that's something we have missed. We hope he continues scoring goals over the next two seasons.

"He's a local lad who has bibbed and bobbed about at a few clubs. He's settled down now and shown he is good enough at this level."