ETHAN Moran revealed Malvern Town's management were one of the big factors behind him returning on loan.

The skilful youngster will spend three months away from his Midland League Premier Division club Worcester City subject to the necessary FA approval.

Moran had a successful spell with Town last season and they have since switched from the West Midlands League Premier Division to Hellenic League Division One West.

He said: “It’s a great club with great players and a great management team that are going in the right direction.

“It’s a very exciting time for the club which I’m proud to be part of “One of the biggest factors in me deciding to return here is the management.

"Hoops (Lee Hooper) and Dene (Whittal-Williams) are fantastic people on and off the pitch and have personally given me a platform to play football in the best environment.

“As for the stadium developments it’s brilliant to see Malvern Town making forward strides to get to where they deserve to be.

“In my eyes the only target for this club is winning the league. I have my own personal targets of course but winning the league has to be our main objective.”

Co-manager Whittal-Williams said: “We are both pleased and excited to have Ethan back with us.

“When he was allowed to go out on loan we were his number one choice of destination because of the infrastructure and development opportunity we have in place here both on and off the pitch.

“Having played a key role for us during our long unbeaten run last season, he is well accustomed to what we are about and we already know that he will fit in well with the other players.

“He is an exciting player to watch with a bright future ahead of him in the game and we look forward to playing a key role in his development.

“We’re grateful for our relationship with Worcester City which has enabled this deal to happen so swiftly.”