RONNIE Henry is looking to claim promotion from the National League South after completing his move to Billericay Town.

Henry will officially join Billericay on July 1, after his contract with League Two side Stevenage expires.

And the central defender confirmed Town beat a number of clubs to his signature after holding talks with boss Harry Wheeler.

Henry said: “I spoke to many Football League, National League and National League South clubs but Billericay was one of those sides that stuck in my mind.

“When I met Harry a couple of weeks ago I liked what he said and I enjoyed his company.

“He had good things to say about the club and I really had a strong belief after walking away from meeting him that I should meet him again because I had a funny feeling that good things will happen next season.

“You can’t guarantee it but I’m going to give it my best shot and I’m looking forward to it.

“I know a few of the players there and I think we can achieve good things next season.”

Henry came through the ranks at Tottenham Hotspur and enjoyed a brief loan spell with Southend United in 2003.

The ex-England C international joined Stevenage from Dublin City in January 2005 and missed out on promotion to the Football League with a National League play-off final defeat to Carlisle United four months later.

Henry got his hands on the FA Trophy in 2007 and 2009 before winning the National League title 12 months later.

The 35-year-old then earned promotion to League One through the play-offs in 2011 and, after a seven-year spell with Stevenage, joined Luton Town in 2012.

But, having clinched the National League crown with the Hatters, Henry returned to Stevenage two years later and went onto become the club’s all-time record appearance holder.

But Henry is now focused on enjoying success at the AGP Arena.

Henry added: “We need to be consistent on the football field and win games.

“I left Stevenage and Luton in a better position than when I got there.

“That’s exactly what I’m looking to do at Billericay regardless of how long I am here.

“When I leave I don’t want us to still be in the National League South.

“I want the football club to be in the National League or League Two.

“I want promotion and that’s what I’ve done at other clubs.”