HARRY Wheeler is set for a busy summer after admitting a large number of his current Billericay Town squad will not be at the AGP Arena next season.

Town missed out on a National League South play-off place after suffering a 2-0 defeat to Bath City on the final day of the campaign.

And Wheeler admits there is only a handful of players that he is keen to see remain at the club.

“If we’re here and everyone is here, there will be more than just a turnover of players,” said Wheeler, who returned for a second spell in charge of Billericay in January.

“We had a chat after the Bath game and I put five names out of 24 that I want to keep, so work that out.

“There are not enough characters or men in the team to go and get you through things so there will be a massive turnover.”

Billericay went into the season having won the treble 12 months ago.

Wheeler led Town to the Isthmian Premier League title, Essex Senior Cup crown and Isthmian League Cup honours.

But Wheeler was dismissed inside the first month of the campaign and replaced by ex-Hemel Hempstead Town chief Dean Brennan.

Wheeler went onto have a brief spell in charge of Maidstone United in the top flight of non-league football, but he returned to the AGP Arena soon after the turn of the year.

A seven-match unbeaten run followed and Billericay looked to be on course for a play-off place.

But the final 10 outings reaped just two victories - over Gloucester City and Hemel Hempstead Town - and the poor run resulted in Town finishing just a point shy of extending their season.

Wheeler is set to have talks with Billericay owner Glenn Tamplin in the coming weeks.

But Wheeler is not expecting to be relieved of his duties for the second time in the space of just nine months at the AGP Arena.

“We’ll speak but, at the same time, I did my job,” added Wheeler.

“The staff couldn’t have given any more detail every week.

“Everything we’ve asked them to do has worked.

“I take a lot of responsibility but we actually feel like we did everything we could to try and turn it around.

“We’re not happy but we’re content with our performances as management staff.

“But there needs to be a big turnaround on the pitch.

“I’ll switch off for a bit and assess it in a week to see where we are.”