Barnstaple have brought Kevin Squire back to the club as chairman of rugby two years after he went into self-imposed exile. Squire, a former Barum youngster and England colt, went on to have a brief career in rugby league with Leeds before injury ended his career prematurely. His first spell as part of the Barnstaple management was between 2005-2010 when, as director of rugby, he helped steer the club to two promotions after they had dropped down the divisions to Western Counties West. Squire took a break for a season, then came back for two more years in the same job as Barnstaple consolidated in National Three South West. There was a second parting of the ways in 2013 attributed at the time to a clash of attitude between the playing side and the club board. Squire was sounded out during the summer about a return and after a low-key start it has been made official. I am sure my detractors will say the only reason I am back with Barnstaple now is because we are top of National Three South West but thats not the case, said Squire. Jackie Jewell did the same job before me for five years and he stood down after a job well done back in the summer. I was asked then if I would like to return, long before we kicked a ball or threw a pass in anger. My first reaction was no, but the chairman (Craig Bulley) persisted and I said only if the coach and captain want me. I spoke to Steve Perry, who I helped to bring to the club as player-coach, and captain Winston James, and realised the love was still there. I stayed away after leaving the last time as I didnt want to be hovering in the background like Banquos ghost behind my successor. So far I have been to every game but one this season and while I had been trying to keep a low profile it was time to make it public. So it isnt a case of jumping on a bandwagon. This is where I always wanted Barnstaple to be and I now have the chance to make us one of the top dogs. Perry remains head-coach, chief selector, tactician and play-maker. Steve has a huge amount to do on the field and off it and part of my role is to take some of the weight off him, added Squire. I am not the director of rugby, but have a slimmed down role, putting my two-penneth in if needed. The chairman has also asked me to look at the other teams seconds, colts and improve the liaison between all of them. It isnt something thats been done badly, but something that can be improved.