MARCO Adaggio insists he still has the legs and the heart to make an impression during his second coming at Worcester City

The 32-year-old striker got snapped up from league rivals Highgate United yesterday, a decade on from bagging 24 goals in 83 appearances between 2008 and 2010 for City.

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Adaggio came back to haunt City with the winner in an FA Vase tie in the midst of his most-prolific season with the Gate, netting 37 times in 42 starts and 10 substitute appearances to top the league’s overall scoring charts in 2017-18.

That followed on from a 25-goal haul for United and 48 goals in 60 matches at Hinckley AFC but things have not gone so well over the past two campaigns. 

However, Adaggio reckons a fresh start is just what he needs to get back to what he does best. 

“There are a lot of happy memories and it is good to be back,” he said.

“It is a club that has always been held in high esteem and one that has meant a lot to me for quite a while having done so well there.

“This season has not gone too well at Highgate, a new manager came in and people either take your fancy or they don’t. 

“There are no hard feelings and everything was left amicably, it was just time for a change and I know Marlon (Walters, City's assistant manager) quite well. I have played alongside him at quite a few clubs and he gave me a call. 

“Hopefully I can add a bit of everything. I am not a young pup anymore, maybe I can add a bit of experience, even if that’s sharing what I have done with some of the younger lads.

“The main objective is to get as many goals as possible and to get the team winning. 

“Football has changed massively and not just for me but as long as my legs can still do it and I still have love for the game I will keep playing.

“It is one of those things that runs through your veins, I have always been involved and think I always will be whether that’s on the management side or playing. 

“It is just good to be back. If I had lost love for the game I wouldn’t be doing it, it would be time to hang up the boots.

“I want to enjoy myself. Everyday life gets to you, football is your release from the nine-to-five. It is a job as well but I am loving it as much as ever.

“There is a good bunch of lads at Worcester, I know it is a really good club and I just want to push forward.”