Kingstonian are not getting just goals with the return of Andre McCollin, says assistant boss Graham Harper.

McCollin took his tally to five goals in three Ryman Premier League games since his second coming at Kingsmeadow with a double in Monday’s 2-1 win over Wingate & Finchley.

All the goals came in a stellar first half performance from Ks that reminded fans of what they had been missing since his departure to Aldershot Town in October 2014.

Harper believes his side would have reached the play-offs last season had the former Yeovil Town striker stuck around for the whole campaign.

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But it is not just the club’s management team that are pleased he is back.

Pelayo Pico Gomez has looked a different player with a new strike partner alongside him and Harper believes his team will now start reaching its full potential.

“Andre has taken the weight off Pico’s shoulders,” he said.

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“He has been trying to do too much this season, but with Andre doing what he does it frees up Pico to do what he does best.

“Pico was excellent on Monday – different class – and that is a positive for the whole team.

“Andre has given everyone a lift and we are grateful the board has done everything to get him back in.”

Boss Tommy Williams added: “Andre has got so much pace he gets in behind defenders.

“He stretches sides which creates more room for the likes of Pico and Dan Bennett to play in.

“We always knew he and Pico would work well together.”

Kingstonian have bounced back from a miserable Christmas period to sit seventh in the table – two places and one point off the top five.

Harper insists finishing in the play-offs remains the priority with Dulwich Hamlet, Hampton & Richmond Borough and East Thurrock United starting to pull away at the summit.

“We need to keep plugging away," he added.

“Dulwich, Hampton and East Thurrock will still be thinking about the play-offs in the same way we are, because it is so tight up at the top.

“We have won three league games in a row and if we can win another three we will be in the mix again.

“We have not got a bad run-in, but we have to keep working hard."

Ks host Grays Athletic on Saturday having beaten them 4-2 on the road last month, but Williams remains wary.

“They don’t like playing at home because the surface they play on is not good,” he added.

“They will enjoy coming here and they have some talented players who will like playing at our ground.

“We need to be on our game to get a result.”