Ryman League Division One South club Ramsgate have welcomed back Stephen Butcher.
The young defender played for Ramsgate last season and has re-joined from struggling league rivals Hythe Town.
Butcher was previously part of the Gillingham youth set-up and made two appearances for the Gills first-team during the 2013/14 season, against Colchester United in League One as well as in the FA Cup First Round.
The 20-year-old defender has previous Ryman League experience after spells on loan to then Ryman Premier side Maidstone United and two periods with the Rams.
Butcher featured in Ramsgate under-21’s win on Thursday evening and is likely to make a senior appearance in the New Year.