TOM COLE has returned to Slimbridge from local rivals Shortwood United.

The midfielder was part of the Swans side that won three successive promotions to reach the Hellenic Premier Division before joining Southern League Division One South and West newcomers Shortwood in the summer.

Slimbridge have been hit badly by the wet weather over the last week.

Their GFA Challenge Trophy Third Round clash against Hallen, scheduled for Tuesday, was the third game in eight days to be postponed at Wisloe Road.

The Swans remain three points behind league leaders Marlow in the Hellenic Premier Division after their game against Shrivenham on Saturday was also called off.

Slimbridge visit Hook Norton in the Bluefin Insurance Supplementary Cup this Saturday, before returning to Wisloe Road for the AM Print and Copy Floodlit Cup round three game against Newbury on Tuesday (7.45pm).