Jack Sammoutis has his feet firmly on the ground at Walton Casuals, despite having enjoyed a trial with League Two outfit Barnet.

The Cypriot U21 international returned to the Moatside stadium on Saturday for his first outing with the Casuals since completing his trial, and was delighted to be back in the squad.

He marked his return with assists in both goals in a 2-0 victory, the first came inside the opening three minutes with a lofted 30-yard pass breaking through the Herne Bay defence.

The former Millwall, Margate and Met Police midfielder is no stranger to professional football, having spent a year with Cyprus First Division side AC Omonia.

Sammoutis, who is hopeful of a second trial in pre-season, said: “I enjoyed it, and it was good to get back into the environment of full-time football.

“I found it difficult at first to catch up with the pace of the game, but there’s no better feeling than playing football all day before being able to just go home.

“It was an excellent experience for me.”

However, he remained keen to focus on his current time with the Stags, who have lost just once in the past six games.

That run included victories over play-off hopefuls Worthing, Hythe Town and Herne Bay – featuring goals from Omar Folkes and Stefan Cox.

The Stags also picked up the Ryman Division One South Performance of the Month award for March.

Despite his contributions, Sammoutis thought the team effort was crucial and praised teammate Omar Folkes for his recent performances.

“It’s not about me, but I’m happy for the contributions to the team,” he said.

“I’m glad Omar got his goal because it’s very much deserved. He’s been fantastic and worked hard all season.

“I’m very glad we got all three points, and it might have looked bad on me coming back after three great performances from the squad.”

Walton Casuals go to Three Bridges tonight (Tuesday) before Saturday’s trip to Faversham Town.