CONCORD Rangers will be looking to take advantage of facing Billericay Town just 72 hours after Dean Brennan left the club.

Brennan’s reign as boss at the AGP Arena lasted just four months before leaving the National League South side on Wednesday.

And although Darren Beale is eager for Concord to maintain their fine form at the Aspect Arena when Billericay visit tomorrow, the Beach Boys first team coach conceded that facing a managerless side can prove troublesome.

“It’s a funny time to play Billericay,” said Beale, who made the move with player-manager Sammy Moore from Leatherhead to Concord in the summer.

“I don’t know whether it’s a good or bad time to play them.

“There is a lot going on there and it will be interesting to see the reaction of the players after what has happened this week.

“But, at the end of the day, it’s about us and we need to just concentrate on ourselves.

“If we turn up and play to the best of our ability then we are hard to beat at home, but it’s always a big game when you play Billericay.

“It doesn’t matter who they are playing because the opposition always sees it as a big game due to the big budget they have had and players they possess.

“But the fact that it is a derby brings that extra bit of spice and we will be going all out to win the game.

“We know the fans would absolutely love to get local bragging rights and it would be great if we could deliver that for them.”

The two sides have already met twice this season.

Moses Emmanuel’s stoppage time goal - his first in Billericay colours - cancelled out Alex Wall’s opener for Concord to ensure the reverse National League South encounter ended in a 1-1 draw.

However, Billericay came out on top in the Essex Senior Cup third round tie, which was also held at the AGP Arena.

The departed Jake Robinson opened the scoring for Town before Liam Nash, whose loan spell from League One side Gillingham ended earlier this month, levelled matters for the Beach Boys.

Adam Coombes, who is Billericay’s in-form man having scored eight goals since the start of December, netted the winner and Beale admitted Concord will be looking for revenge.

“We drew with them earlier on in the season, but we felt like we should have won the game,” added Beale.

“They scored a 94th minute equaliser and it would be great to beat them this weekend.

“We have conceded a lot of goals late on and that is something we need to improve.”

Billericay, who are outside of the play-off places on goal difference, are expecting to appoint Brennan’s successor before tomorrow’s trip to the Aspect Arena.

And Billy Clifford is hoping the midweek win over Southend United in the Essex Senior Cup quarter-finals will boost confidence.

“With the way we have been going in the league, it was important to win the game and get a few goals,” said Clifford, who scored a hat-trick against the Shrimpers.

“Cup games can spur us on to go on a run in the league.”