BILLERICAY Town are edging closer to a takeover being completed.

Glenn Tamplin stepped down as the owner of the National League South club last month and talks have been ongoing with a local consortium, who are interested in taking over, since.

And Billericay have released a statement confirming they are hoping to be able to make an official announcement in the coming days.

The statement read: “As you will appreciate, it is not possible at this time to disclose all information, but we are continuing in discussions with a local consortium with regards to taking over the ownership of the club.

“Due diligence is currently taking place and once this is completed we are confident that you will be pleased with the outcome and that this great community club will be in good hands going forward.

“There are a few minor items to close out and we are hoping that we can make an official announcement in the coming days.”

Billericay are in FA Cup action this weekend, with Jamie O’Hara’s side welcoming National League South rivals Bath City to the Steel Team Stadium for a third qualifying round tie.

And the club are calling on the fans to show their support by roaring Town onto victory and some valuable prize money.

The statement added: “We would once again stress the importance that it is down to all of us to come together at this time and to support the team and the club in the usual Billericay way.

“Let’s make sure we show this on Saturday by getting to the game in numbers and getting fully behind the team.

“A good run in the FA Cup would be a massive plus for the club, so we need you as our 12th man more than ever.”