NATHAN WOOLFE is determined to repay the faith shown in him by Connah’s Quay Nomads boss Andy Morrison.

Woolfe’s future at the Deeside Stadium looked uncertain after he joined Airbus on-loan in January following a lack of regular game time.

But a sparkling end to the season for both the Wingmakers and Nomads persuaded Morrison that Woolfe was worthy of a new deal.

Woolfe returned from a goal and a assist packed near four month loan at Airbus with a bang, the winger bagging a hat-trick against Bala on his Nomads comeback.

“I had an amazing time at an amazing club in Airbus,” said Woolfe. “It was a tough decision regarding my future, but my relationship with Andy persuaded me to stay at Nomads.

“As a manager and as a person he’s great. He’s a friend off the pitch, who is always there if and when you need him.

“He said he needed me for this season and as he’s never let me down I decided that I wouldn’t let him down and stay for another year.”

Woolfe, who saw his 2018/19 campaign brought to a premature end by a back problem, is now looking to hit the ground running as Nomads prepare to tackle Kilmarnock in the Europa League first preliminary round.

“The gaffer and the squad impressed in Scotland last season in the Scottish Challenge Cup,” said Woolfe. “Kilmarnock is as tough a game as we’ve had in Europe, but we will give them a game.

“We beat Helsinki at home and we’ve beaten Stabaek, so we will give it another go this season and see where it takes us.

“We’ve got a top bunch of lads at Connah’s Quay, who have all got each others’ backs and we don’t want to let ourselves down or each other.

“We will give it our best shot.”

And Woolfe, who spent time on-loan at Wrexham back in 2008/09, is hoping the Europa League adventure will be the start of an impressive season for both Nomads and himself.

“I always want to challenge myself,” said the 30-year-old. “The loan move to Airbus was about going away and showing what I could do.

“I’ve never been happy not playing, so it was good to go out and prove myself and show that I can still do it.

“I’ve not played as much as I would have liked over the last 14 months, so it was good to get out, hopefully I can have a really good year with Nomads now.”

If Woolfe can reproduce the performance on his Nomads return then he won’t be going too far wrong.

On his treble at Bala, the Manchester-born attacker added: “It was great to get a hat-trick in-front of the Connah’s Quay fans and show I could still perform.”

Nomads continue preparations for their Europa League campaign with a clash against Cliftonville, who face Barry Town in Europe, at Airbus tomorrow, 2pm kick-off.

Woolfe might not be risked after missing last weekend’s goalless draw with the Isle of Man due to his ongoing back complaint.