The club have sent a few more players out on loan this week to gain match time.

Luis Shamshoum has returned from Jordan having joined up with the Palestine Under 23 and will be joining Brantham Athletic on dual registration. Brantham are members of the Eastern Counties League Premier Division.

Daniel Ojo has signed dual registration with Cheshunt, the club he played for last season. Daniel has made 6 appearances this season, including 4 starts.

Darren Foxley has joined Bishop’s Stortford in the Isthmian League Premier Division for a one month loan period. He will team up with ex-Town keeper Jack Giddens.

Jody Brown told us more about these moves:

“Daniel Ojo and Luis Shamsoum will benefit greatly from regular playing time. They are young players, that we have high hopes for, but feel that games are more important for their development and readiness for action. The squad is very big, and we need to maximise the resources, as well as maintain players fitness & form for when they are needed.

Darren Foxley is another kind of scenario. We inherited him with a shoulder problem, he wasn’t able to train, then when he did start to train he was unable to complete sessions, and subsequently was unavailable for selection in the starting lineup. When called upon he hasn’t reached the levels we all feel he is capable of when fully fit – but we cannot keep using league games to get these players match fit.

We’ve inherited a squad that had some key injuries, some players just returning from injury that had done little or no conditioning work, and it’s been noticeable that we have lacked intensity in our attacking play. This needs to change, and getting players like Darren fully fit will help that. From the moment I walked in, I was aware of Bishops Stortford’s interest in Darren – and so was he. I’m not sure that’s a healthy situation either.

Yes he may be perceived as one of the more consistent performers this season prior to the change of manager, but it’s very clear that his performances along with others were not winning football matches. We hope he comes back fitter, hungrier, confident and ready to show his commitment to Billericay Town FC.

Toby Stevenson and Marvel Ekpiteta are unfortunately suspended, and with Rob Swaine suffering an injury set back we are light defensively, but we believe we are in good shape with Bagasan Graham and Aaron Ekumah nearing match fitness and Jack Munns and Tariq Hinds due to make their debuts for the club.”

Jody Brown
1st team manager

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