CHINNOR have re-signed Greg Goodfellow as they continue to build their squad for the new season.

The scrum-half, 35, made 90 appearances for the Thame-based side between 2015 and 2019 and helped win promotion to National League 1 in 2018.

Goodfellow has completed a two-year ban for violating anti-doping rules, which was imposed after he provided a urine sample containing the prohibited substance Methasterone in February 2019.

The former Scotland Under 21 international has been free to play again since March 29 and also becomes head coach of Chinnor’s Colts.

He said: “After three seasons, 90 games and six years living in Thame, it’s nice to be returning to what is home.

“New management, new coaches and new faces alongside some familiar ones all present exciting times ahead at Kingsey Road.

“Personnel may have changed, but the goal has always been the same – to make the club as welcoming as possible and to push as high as we can in whichever league we compete in.

“The same as many, I have missed rugby and the amazing people and supporters around the club and I can’t wait to re-connect with everyone when the season gets underway.

“A big thank you to Simon (Vickers, chairman) and Thorpey (Richard Thorpe, director of rugby) for the opportunity to try to pull on the black and white jersey again.

“I’m under no illusion of how tough it will be this season, but I’m extremely grateful to be back.”

Goodfellow was initially given a four-year sanction, but it was halved on appeal due to lack of evidence of intention.

Chinnor have announced the signing of another scrum-half, Luke Carter, who arrives from London Scottish.

He has captained Hartpury University and played more than 50 times for Ealing Trailfinders, while his former sides include Henley Hawks.

The 31-year-old said: “Chinnor have been a progressive club for a few seasons now.

“Richard came to me with the club’s plan and it sounded like an exciting journey I wanted to be a part of.

“I am looking forward to helping the club progress and push for promotion over the coming two seasons.”

Chinnor’s relationship with Ealing has seen them sign centre James Bourton, loosehead prop Elliot Chilvers and hooker Cameron Terry on loan from the Greene King IPA Championship club.

The trio have spent time in the youth set-ups of Harlequins, Northampton Saints and Gloucester respectively.

Thorpe said: “National League 1 clubs play an important role in the development of professional rugby players.

“Whether we develop homegrown top flight players, or assist higher level sides in turning out future stars, this is certainly a key target for the club over the coming years.”