Lewis White is hungry for success next season as he looks to hit the ground running with his new club.
The Wings secured the services of the exciting winger for the 2023/24 season, becoming the second signing of the summer on Monday after leaving Worthing.
White helped the Rebels to a play-off place last term, scoring five times in 28 appearances before an injury kept him out of the business end of the campaign, and the experience has left him wanting more as he prepares to return for pre-season in tip-top condition.
“It’s good to be signed early so I can get focused and prepared for next season,” explained the former Millwall youngster.
“I’m ready to go again. I was injured at the back end of the season just gone, so I’ve got time to do my bits away in the off season and come back fresh for pre-season and, hopefully, I can kick on, score some goals, get some assists and show the Welling fans what I’m about.
“It was more than a bit annoying to end the season injured, missing a cup final [Sussex Senior Cup] and a play-off semi-final and missing the business end that really mattered.
“I’ve not had an opportunity before to play for promotion like that, so it was annoying because I felt I would have thrived. I won’t know until that opportunity arises again, so it makes me more hungry to be ready, start pre-season well and go into the league season well.”
Welling fans will be excited at the prospect of White donning the red of the Wings next season having watched him in action against them last season.
Indeed, he netted three goals in a pair of Worthing victories, proving to be a real thorn in Welling’s side both home and away. And White is hoping to show more of the same, this time for his new side.
“That’s the aim!” he said.
“I want to continue that form and maybe be a bit more consistent than last year and play a few more games because I missed a few through injury last year.
“My key attributes are speed, power and directness. I’m a good dribbler and feel like I’m a hard worker. I’m 24 now, so I’ve learned how to work hard for the team.
“Hopefully, I’ll stay fit, get more games and play even better.”
Welling is quite local for me, so it’s a move that makes sense,” added White.
“I’ve got a little boy as well so he can get down and watch games which is something I’m looking forward to.
“I’m a steady player, always committed and chip in with a few goals here and there,” he added. “I’m more of a ball player, but I can also do the nasty side as well and can do both if needs be. I like to get forward as much as I can.
“I’m just really looking forward to getting started.”
Early-bird season tickets for the 2023/24 campaign are now on sale with prices frozen until June 5th ahead of the new season as the club celebrates its 60th anniversary.