KYLE Perry has vowed to lose weight and come back “fitter”, “sharper” and “more mobile” in a bid to recapture his goal-scoring appetite.

The 6ft 4in striker weighed in at 18 stone last season and was mainly used as a target man during his two-month stint at Worcester City.

But Perry believes he has got the ingredients to be the club’s leading goal-scorer in the upcoming 2016-17 Vanarama National League North campaign.

And the 30-year-old, who joined City from Hednesford Town in March, is aiming to get himself in the best possible shape to achieve his aim.

“I was not playing at 100 per cent last season,” said Perry, who has agreed a new deal to stay at Worcester.

“I was asked to do a job and felt I did that. Now I am here for next season, I am champing at the bit to get going again.

“I can be fitter, lighter, sharper, more mobile and score more goals. If I am going to be playing, I am going to be scoring.

“I have been a 20-plus goal-scorer for years, so Carl (Heeley) and Snaps (John Snape) know what I am about.”

Perry has played for a number of non-league clubs throughout his career, including Tamworth, Nuneaton Town and Altrincham, and has regularly found the back of the net.

Although scoring goals at Hednesford last term, the Cannock-born forward said he was pleased to make the switch to Worcester and was keen to kick on next season. “I had a topsy-turvy season and it did not go as well as I wanted it to,” he said.

“So the summer gives me the chance to get my fighting weight back, get out of the blocks running and really give it a go.

“I am 6ft 4in and 18 stone, so I am looking to be trimmer, but I was 18-and-a-half stone when I scored 15 in the Conference for Altrincham.

“I am a big lad but I am hungry for goals.”

Perry, whose only goal for City came at Bradford Park Avenue in April, revealed he had also been carrying an injury in the latter part of the campaign.

“I sprained my ankle two weeks before I joined and let them know but I have been playing on it,” he said.

“I have offered what I can but they know I have scored goals for fun in this league and above for years and I want to show that next season.

“I want to be the best I can be and I think this is a place I can really push on.”

Perry added: “Everything here is fantastic and I want to be part of it.

“I can see Worcester are writing a new chapter with the move to Bromsgrove.

“I turned 30 this year, so I am at my peak now and want to write another chapter myself.”