Phil Parkinson has significantly bolstered his attacking options by landing Dan Mooney from Southend United and welcoming him back for a second spell at The J.Davidson Stadium.
Several other clubs were quick off the mark when it became known that Dan was leaving Roots Hall, but the free-scoring winger had only one thought in mind as he weighed up his next move.
After putting the finishing touches to a permanent deal with the Robins, Dan, whose 64th-minute goal sealed Alty's return to the Vanarama National League in a tense 1-0 play-off final victory at Boston United just over four years ago, provided an insight into his thinking by saying:
"A few clubs came in, and there were conversations, so it was a case of choosing the right project for rebuilding my career and kicking on and being able to enjoy my football again. It didn't take long to realise my time at Alty first time round was right up there with the best I've had.
"The relationship I had with the gaffer was really good. Along with Sorvs and the staff, he gave me a platform where I could play as I wanted to play and express myself as I wanted to, and the numbers proved how well that worked. I hope that can happen again."