DEAN Brennan has confirmed Billericay Town are set to hold more regular training sessions as they look to compete with full-time teams.

Billericay, who travel to Hampton & Richmond Borough in the third qualifying round of the FA Trophy tomorrow, currently train twice a week.

Following an FA Cup first round replay defeat to National League side Chesterfield - and having confirmed full-time Torquay United are Billericay’s leading challengers for the title - Brennan feels changes to the training regime are necessary.

The Billericay boss said: “We’re going to be training more often in the next few weeks.

“I want us to start training three times a week because I need more contact time with the players and that will give us an extra 10 per cent.

“Some players may be affected by the changes because of work commitments but the changes are only being made for football reasons and I want players here for football reasons.

“For us to improve we have to train more often.”

And Brennan wants Town to bounce back from their FA Cup exit.

“It’s going to be a tough game,” he added.

“We’ll be looking to bounce back from the midweek defeat, but Hampton will also be looking to get a positive result after they went out of the FA Cup and lost last weekend.

“We know that Hampton are a pacy and dynamic side but we want to get through to the next round and you need some luck in cup competitions.”