Recently delisted Brisbane midfielder Mitch Cox has returned to the VFL following his season-long stint in the AFL system, linking up with Williamstown for the second time in as many years.

Cox was recruited out of Victoria through this year's Supplemental Selection Period following a strong season with VFL outfit Frankston.

The 25-year-old's 2021 campaign was highlighted by a 28-disposal, five-goal outing against the Bullants midway through the season, a performance that was backed three rounds later when Cox collected 30 possessions and booted 4 goals against Port Melbourne.

Cox had signed with Williamstown before training with the Lions, where he was eventually handed a one-year rookie list contract.

After not featuring at AFL level with Brisbane, instead playing 17 VFL matches for their reserves in 2022, Cox was cut from the Lions.

He has now signed back with the Seagulls for 2023 in what looms to be a strong signing for Williamstown.

"Mitch Cox has found his way back to the nest after a year at the Brisbane Lions," a club statement reads.

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"Cox trained with the Seagulls in last year's pre-season but was lucky enough to be added to the Brisbane Lions list as a rookie during the Supplemental selection period.

"Cox is a great addition for the 'Gulls with a great amount of experience and the insight of an AFL club's systems. A classy athlete that will bring so much to Williamstown's fastly growing list."

The Seagulls have already unveiled former Demons defender Marty Hore and recently departed Carlton backman Oscar McDonald as marque signings for next season.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 03: Oscar McDonald of the Blues is tackled by Bayley Fritsch of the Demons during the 2022 AFL Community Series match between the Carlton Blues and the Melbourne Demons at Marvel Stadium on March 3, 2022 In Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Williamstown have also welcomed back club great Ben Jolley, who left Williamstown Oval four years ago and has recently plied his trade with Port Melbourne and Essendon in the VFL.

The Seagulls amassed a 20th-placed finish in the VFL this tear, recording three wins from their 18 matches.