PAUL Konchesky has admitted that he is enjoying life at Billericay Town.

The left back joined Glenn Tamplin’s side in March, following his release from Gillingham.

And Konchesky, who counts West Ham United, Liverpool and Fulham among side former clubs, has been impressed with the set-up as well as the pre-season training.

Konchesky, 36, said: “Training has been good.

“It’s been tough, but pre-season training always is.

“We have been doing lots of ball work and, if I’m honest, I don’t think it matters where you have played during your career - pre-season training is always tough.

“It’s important that we make sure that we are all ready for the start of the season, which is when the results matter.”

Billericay have been training at Little Heath, the training ground of West Ham United’s academy.

And Konchesky, who scored in the 2006 FA Cup final during his two-year stint with the Hammers, believes that using the facilities at Little Heath will benefit the Isthmian Premier League side.

The former England international added: “The facilities at Little Heath are excellent and it is a good surface that we have been using.

“We want to get the ball down and play this season, and pass teams off the park so training on those sorts of pitches is great for us.

“It’s important that we get into a winning mentality because winning the title is the aim and a good cup run would also be nice.”

The AGP Arena has undergone dramatic changes over the summer, with Tamplin looking to take the club to the next level.

And Konchesky is impressed with how the stadium is looking ahead of the new season.

“The stadium looks unbelievable,” admitted the left back.

“When you compare what it looked like when the season finished in April to what it looks like now, it’s like a totally different place.

“It’s fantastic for the club and hopefully we can get more of the local community to support us as we aim for the title and beyond.”

Konchesky and his team-mates visited Buttsbury Junior School, Billericay, yesterday.

And he says the players enjoyed meeting the young fans.

“Hopefully some of the children at the school and others from the local community will come and support us this season,” he said.