BILLERICAY Town chairman Dan Groves believes results will improve with a settled squad.

Top goalscorer Jake Robinson departed the AGP Arena in favour of a move to Maidstone United, while the likes of Scott Doe, Jamie O’Hara, Adam Cunnington and Ricky Modeste also left the club last month.

Town suffered a last-gasp defeat to St Albans City on Saturday, meaning the reigning Isthmian Premier League champions have lost their last four outings in all competitions.

Billericay were condemned to a thumping 5-1 reverse to local rivals Chelmsford City on Boxing Day and Groves has called on fans to get behind Dean Brennan’s side when the reverse fixture takes place at the AGP Arena today.

Groves said: “We recognise that recent changes have had an affect on results, but these changes were required and we firmly believe that we still have a very strong squad to compete in the National League South.

“We also believe that once we finalise the squad restructure the team will settle down and the results will come our way.

“Our loyal supporters have continued to support us and we are very grateful for their understanding.

“We wish to reassure them that everything being done is in the best interests of the club.

“The continued support from the fans is key to us in our mission to continue in the dream of one day making it to the Football League.

“It was never going to happen overnight but we have made big strides so far and we look forward to many more good times going forward.”

Adam Coombes has scored in each of his last two appearances, including an impressive overhead kick in the 2-1 loss to St Albans.

And boss Brennan has reinforced his striking options by recalling striker Nathan Minhas from his loan spell with Ascot United.

Minhas was due to stay with Ascot until the end of the season after signing a two-year deal with Billericay, but the striker is back with the National League South side and in contention to feature in today’s local derby against Chelmsford.

The frontman scored 30 goals in 32 appearances for the Hellenic League Premier Division club and is the division’s top scorer after finding the back of the net 24 times in the competition.

Brennan, who was pleased to see an improved performance in the defeat to St Albans at the weekend, will be hoping for the striker to make an instant impact and retain his top form after being recalled.