Originally signed by boss Adam Hinshelwood’s current assistant, Gary Elphick, Young first joined the club in the summer of 2017 and made his debut on the opening day of the 2017/18 season at Metropolitan Police. Despite the upheaval of Elphick’s departure early that season, he established himself as a pivotal part of the defence under Hinshelwood in the following seasons, going on to make over 100 appearances in a four-year spell at the club that was often marred by injuries.

His arrival adds some much-needed defensive cover to Hinshelwood’s squad following the loss of captain Aarran Racine to long-term injury, as well as Glen Rea who opted to take a break from football.

A centre half by trade, Young is also comfortable at full back and even operated in central midfield on occasion during his first spell at the club.

Alfie Young in action for the Rebels against Burgess Hill in 2018/19.

After moving on to join Potters Bar Town in 2021, Young has since featured for Kingstonian, Lewes and most recently Ramsgate where this season he was part of the Rams run to the Second Round of the Emirates FA Cup, eventually losing to AFC Wimbledon.

Hinshelwood was disappointed to lose the 26-year-old but says the two have stayed in touch: “I’ve kept in contact with Alfie since we left the club and I’m delighted he’s back”.

“He’ll be a great option for us, he already knows how we like to play, he’s composed on the ball and play a variety of positions”.

Young’s registration has been approved by the National League making him available for selection for tomorrow’s trip to Tonbridge Angels.