JAMIE O’Hara insists Billericay Town’s latest recruits will need to ‘set the bar very high’ if they are to be a success at the club.

Josh Urquhart, Deon Moore, Jacob Cook and Faysal Bettache have made the move to New Lodge over the course of the last week as O’Hara continues to put his stamp on the squad.

Billericay are set to do battle with National League South rivals Hampton & Richmond Borough in the third qualifying round of the FA Trophy tomorrow and O’Hara is looking forward to having another selection headache.

“I’ve got good options now and I have difficult decisions before every game,” said the Billericay player-manager.

“Not only is the starting line-up really competitive, but the bench is as well.

“People are fighting to get on the bench now and I’m leaving good players out of the squad.

“There is competition for places and everyone has got to set the bar very high to get into the team.

“That’s what I have tried to do with the players I have brought in and I think we’ve got that now.”

O’Hara will be unable to call upon Themis Kefalas when Hampton make the trip to New Lodge this weekend.

The central defender, who has shone since joining on loan from Championship side Queens Park Rangers, was dismissed during Billericay’s 1-0 victory over Dulwich Hamlet last weekend.

As a result, Kefalas will serve a one-match suspension.

Doug Loft is also a major doubt after being substituted before the break during Town’s 1-1 draw with Weymouth in midweek.

However, Billericay have been boosted by the return of experienced left-back Callum Kennedy.

The former AFC Wimbledon man has returned to contention following a two-and-a-half month lay-off with a thigh injury.

Kennedy was introduced as a second half substitute as Billericay came from behind to seal a point against Weymouth last time out.

Although the 29-year-old may not be thrown into the starting line-up tomorrow, Kennedy is expected to feature at some stage of the FA Trophy clash.

And O’Hara feels Kennedy will fit perfectly into his new-look side.

“I like to play with higher full-backs so having Callum there is perfect,” added O’Hara.

“We want to get him fit and strong because he gives us balance.

“He is a left-footed player on that side and he can work up and down the wing.

“It’s great to have him back and he came off unscathed, which is good.”