Guernsey FC boss Tony Vance has been boosted by the news that striker Dave Rihoy has recovered from a lengthy injury lay-off.
Rihoy, 27, has been out for two months following a knee operation.
"It's fantastic news, he's got tremendous pedigree as everyone knows and it's great to have him back available," Vance told BBC Guernsey.
Rihoy's scored twice in his last game for the Green Lions, the 5-0 win over Worcester Park on 3 September.
"It should be an exciting addition to the squad," Vance said.
"He was fit a few weeks back but then got a little bit of a niggle on it, but that's all been passed OK now by the physios so he's ready and able to join the squad."
And Vance says Rihoy is the first of a number of key players set to return to the Guernsey squad.
"Glyn Dyer and Craig Young are close as well, so we'll have a full complement of strikers bar Luke Winch, so competition for places up front will be very healthy," he said.
"Matt Warren's still probably got a few weeks to get himself sharp again and he's playing as many games as he can to try and progress that.
"I would suggest that barring any real issue, by the turn of the year we'll have a huge group of players to pick from," Vance added.