BILLERICAY Town boss Dean Brennan has backed star striker Jake Robinson to return to free-scoring form.

Robinson, who was the top goalscorer in Billericay’s treble-winning side last term, was restricted to the sidelines for close to a month after suffering a broken toe in October.

Despite scoring on his first start following the lay-off, in the Essex Senior Cup third round victory over Concord Rangers, Robinson had to wait until Saturday’s FA Trophy third qualifying round triumph at Hampton & Richmond Borough to hit the back of the net again.

But Brennan, who managed Robinson at Hemel Hempstead Town, believes the striker will be a regular name on the scoresheet in the coming weeks.

“I know Jake very well, having previously worked with him at Hemel,” said Brennan.

“He takes some time to get going again after suffering with an injury.

“But, if you keep faith with him, he will score goals because that’s what he does.

“Jake scores goals and is a natural goalscorer.

“It was good to see him score at Hampton, but he also had one ruled out and was through one-on-one before being flagged offside when he shouldn’t have been.

“Jake looks sharp and he will continue to build his fitness, which will result in him scoring more goals.”

Brennan is leading Billericay into a time of transition, with a new training regime set to get underway.

The National League South high-flyers, who currently train twice a week in the evenings, are due to hold sessions on three weekday mornings as a result of the club’s full-time ambitions.

Billericay will then potentially increase the number of training sessions towards the end of the campaign and at the beginning of next season.

And Robinson, who has played in the Football League for a number of clubs and already scored 16 goals in all competitions this term, will welcome the adjustments.

The club’s former record signing said: “I’m quite excited by it.

“It works for me with how I am set up at the moment.

“Training regularly, being around my team-mates more often and being at the training ground in the mornings will make it feel like I am a professional footballer again.”