STRIKER Richard Burgess has continued his on/off relationship with Bromsgrove Rovers by joining the Greens from Stourport Swifts for the fourth time.

The striker is manager Rod Brown's first signing of the pre-season break, as he aims to build a side capable of winning promotion to the Southern League Premier Division.

Burgess was part of the Redditch United squad that helped to win promotion from the Southern League Division One West in 2003/2004 season.

Brown said: "I know Richard well from his days at Redditch. He's always scored goals where-ever he's been. He's not always more prolific but he knows where the goal is. He also works very hard and is a good team player."

The last time Burgess played for Rovers he quit the club after only a few weeks at the Victoria Ground because he wasn't getting first team action under former boss Jimmy Mullen. However, the striker played in the Ashley Read Memorial Shield at the start of May and has been lured back to have another crack at having some success at Bromsgrove Rovers.

He was first enticed to join Rovers by George Rooney from Worcester City in 2000 but left after he was lured by league side Northampton Town. He returned to Rovers in the 2002/2003 season under Gary Hackett and Jon Ford, before returning to Rovers during the 2004/2005 season for a short spell over Christmas.

Brown is still finalising plans for his squad next season but is likely to stage a major rebuilding of the squad he inherited from former manager Jimmy Mullen.

The man in Rovers' hot seat has pledged to turn Rovers into promotion winners in the 2006/2007 season but he has acknowledged in the past that the squad needs a major shake-up to turn the Greens into a top two side.