BILLERICAY Town player-manager Jamie O’Hara is eager to change the culture at the club.

O’Hara took over as the National League South side’s boss last month, just 24 hours before Glenn Tamplin announced he was stepping down as owner.

And, with the likes of Gavin Gunning and Craig Robson departing the club in the aftermath of Tamplin’s departure, O’Hara is keen to bring exciting young talent to the Steel Team Stadium.

The former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder said: “I want to work with young lads because I think there is a lot of young talent about at this level.

“There are youngsters playing at this level or in the under-23s who are not getting a chance in first teams and they are the type of people I want to work with.

“They want to learn and play for you. They will be energetic and they want an opportunity to show what they’re about.

“You need experience in there and some old heads, but I think too many have come through Billericay for the wrong reasons.

“I’m looking for the boys that are going to come in and want an opportunity to show what they can do.”

O’Hara’s initial spell with Billericay got underway in March 2017 and he linked up with former Premier League stars Paul Konchesky and Jermaine Pennant thanks to Tamplin’s investment.

Having left the Steel Team Stadium in December last year, O’Hara returned just a month later as Harry Wheeler’s player-assistant manager.

However, an underwhelming start to the campaign led to Wheeler being sacked and O’Hara getting his first opportunity in the hotseat.

And O’Hara is seeking success in the dugout.

“I think we’ve got some good players with the right attitude now,” added the 33-year-old, whose Billericay side are unbeaten following his opening two fixtures at the helm.

“We’ve got some younger boys in who want to learn and play, so it’s good.

“No matter who is in the team, the end goal is always to get three points.

“We can play nice football, look good and create chances, but three points is all that matters.”

O’Hara has already introduced five fresh faces to the squad, with Darren Oldaker, Odysseus Alfa and Arjanit Krasniqi making their debuts in the 2-2 draw against Dorking Wanderers at the weekend.

Tom Anderson and Jamie Reynolds have also joined and O’Hara is looking to add a new central defender to his options.

O’Hara confirmed: “Players have left and I was looking at the bench in the last five minutes of the Dorking game for a 6’4” centre-half to come on and head the ball away, but I haven’t got that.

“It’s a process and I will try to get a couple more boys in.

“We lack a little bit of height and the bench is made up of young lads.”