MARVIN Brooks has left Salisbury FC and has rejoined Poole Town, after just five months at the Ray Mac.

He returns his former club after reaching an agreement with Salisbury with regards to the remainder of his contract.

Brooks spent six years at the Dorset club before making the switch to the Ray Mac and scored 14 goals in 33 appearances last season for the Dolphins.

The striker scored eight goals for the Whites this year but failed to nail down a permanent spot in the team.

Whites manger Steve Claridge told the club website: “We wish Marvin well back at Poole.

“He hasn’t been quite what we hoped he would be and we probably haven’t been what he expected us to be.

“He’s had some good moments for us but I think both parties found it hard to get the best out of each other.

“He obviously had good times at Poole and it might be that they suit him and his style of play better.”

The 27-year-old rejoins Poole who are currently 18th in the National League South and have only won three games this season.

Poole Town manager Tom Killick,who has known Brooks from a young age, was keen for a reunion, after keeping close tabs on the striker.

He told JournalSport: “I was aware that in particular last Friday he was an unused substitute for Salisbury, so I inquired about his availability and from then things progressed.

“I did sense a little while ago perhaps that things weren’t quite going as both parties may have liked.”

He added: “There was a bit of war of words between the two clubs and between me and Steve when it first happened, when Marvin first went to Salisbury.

“I think the negotiations in terms of his return were very amicable, in fact I would like to thank Steve and Salisbury for how cooperative they have been.”

Poole as well as Salisbury have been looking for a striker and Killick added: “I don’t think it’s any secret that we have been missing someone like Marvin.”

He added: “He was an exceptional player for us and I have no doubt that he can be an exceptional player for us again.”

Killick also said: “Just because it didn’t work out with Marvin and Salisbury that doesn’t mean Marvin is a bad player and it doesn’t mean it was a bad decision for Steve to sign him.

“It’s just sometimes these things don’t work out.”

The departure of Brooks now leaves a gap in the Whites squad, with only loan signing Zack Kotwica as a recognised striker, so Salisbury will need to be on the hunt for a forward again.