Guernsey FC's record goalscorer, Ross Allen, is returning after two years away, the club have announced.

The forward, who scored 239 goals in 226 appearances for the Green Lions, left the island in 2017 to live and work in New Zealand.

He subsequently signed for Team Wellington, helping them to a first ever Oceania Champions League title and, with it, qualification for the FIFA Club World Cup in the UAE.

Allen came off the bench in extra-time in their first round match against hosts Al Ain, taking and scoring Wellington's opening spot-kick as they bowed out of the competition on penalties.

During his six years with Guernsey, the 32-year-old became a local hero, making national headlines for his goalscoring recored in the process.

GFC have not confirmed when he will return to the island, but fans will have to wait a little while to see their star man again with redevelopment of Footes Lane meaning the club will not play at home until Sunday 6 October, seven games into the new season.

It's a gut feeling more than anything. The timing just feels right. It was a really difficult decision to leave New Zealand, but it was never going to be hard to return to family, friends and a football club I know and love. I'm super excited to be coming back and to once again be a part of the Guernsey FC journey.

Ross Allen on returning to Guernsey FC