CONNOR Smith has departed Billericay Town and joined former boss Dean Brennan at Wealdstone.

Brennan, who had a four-month spell in charge of Town last season, was appointed as the new manager of National League South rivals Wealdstone last month.

And the Irishman is pleased to have persuaded one of his ex-midfielders at the AGP Arena to join him at the Stones.

Brennan said: “Connor is a player that will provide our midfield with athleticism and we know Connor can score and create goals from central midfield.

“He has plenty of experience and he knows our club well.”

Brennan replaced Harry Wheeler, who has since returned to the Billericay hotseat, as Billericay boss in September.

However, the former Hemel Hempstead Town chief’s stint in charge lasted just four months after parting company with the club in January.

During his spell at the AGP Arena, Brennan signed Smith from Boreham Wood on an 18-month contract.

However, following Brennan’s exit less than a month later, the former Republic of Ireland under-19 and under-21 international joined Kingstonian on loan until the end of the season.

And, having fallen out of favour at Billericay, Smith has opted to leave the club and join Wealdstone for a second spell.

The 26-year-old, who came through the ranks at Premier League side Watford, enjoyed a loan spell with the Stones in the 2011/12 campaign.

Smith also boasts Football League experience, with loan spells at Gillingham and Stevenage as well as permanent tenures on the books of AFC Wimbledon, Plymouth Argyle and Yeovil Town.

But the central midfielder would have found playing time at the AGP Arena limited in the forthcoming campaign, with Billericay boss Wheeler completing the signing of former Hemel Hempstead Town captain Jordan Parkes last week.

Smith has joined Joe Kizzi, Cole Kpekawa, Jake Howells, Lloyd Doyley, Sam Kelly, Mark Smith, Connor Hunte and Adam Coombes in leaving Town after the club missed out on a National League South play-off place on the final day of the season.