Johan ter Horst wants to kickstart his career at Folkestone after leaving Maidstone – and what a start he’s made.

Ter Horst rejoined his old club in the Bostik Premier following talks with Stones boss Jay Saunders. He realised chances would be limited at the Gallagher Stadium so it made sense to move on. The 22-year-old made his name at Cheriton Road as a teenager, earning a move to the Premier League with Hull City.

It’s the perfect place to rediscover his form and if he does that, he’ll soon be back in the pro ranks. He’s scored four goals in his first two games back at Invicta, to go with the five in five he grabbed on loan there before Christmas.

Ter Horst said: “Obviously it’s a shame it didn’t work out because I liked it at Maidstone and it’s a great set of lads there. The fans were always good to me and Jay was always very fair.

“He kind of said, ‘You’re probably not going to play an awful lot’ and I understood that because I didn’t hit the ground running as I would have liked. It’s a shame to leave but it’s something I wanted as well because I wasn’t prepared to sit on the bench doing nothing – it wouldn’t have done me any favours.

“I much prefer playing and Folkestone was the obvious choice. It was a no-brainer to go back there.

“Margate were interested as well but I was never going to go anywhere else. I wanted to go back to somewhere I know and where the manager knows me.

“I love playing at Folkestone and it suits me there.”

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