LEE Connor is tipping Ernest Okoh to continue his fine run of form when Basildon United welcome Aveley to the Cousins Car Wash Stadium tonight.

Okoh has scored in each of his last six appearances for the Bees.

And caretaker manager Connor believes Okoh - along with fellow winger Ayo Odukoya - has a bright future ahead of him.

“Ernest is on fire at the moment,” said Connor.

“The two wide boys are doing really well for us and we’re hoping that will continue for as long as possible.

“Ernest has bags of confidence at the moment and you can see that on the pitch.

“He is working on his final ball in order to get that right, while his decision making is also improving.

“When those two aspects of his game are spot on, he will be one for the future.”

Okoh grabbed his seventh goal of the campaign - with all of his efforts come in the space of a month - in the 1-1 derby draw at Hullbridge Sports at the weekend.

The winger slotted home the equaliser two minutes after Luke Hornsley had put Sports ahead by nodding Matt Rose’s cross into the back of the net.

Connor was content with picking up a point as the Bees extended their unbeaten run to three outings.

The clash also saw Jimmy Cox come off the bench and make his Basildon debut against former club Hullbridge having joined following his Romford exit.

Cox will now be challenging for a first start with his new employers when Aveley make the short journey to the Cousins Car Wash Stadium for the second time in three weeks.

The Bees came out on top against their Isthmian North rivals earlier this month, with a 2-1 victory being enough for the home side to book an Essex Senior Cup fourth round tie against Billericay Town.

However, the Millers head to Basildon following an impressive 4-1 FA Trophy third qualifying round triumph over Biggleswade Town at the weekend.

And Connor is relishing tonight’s meeting.

“We are taking each game as it comes,” added Connor.

“They won 4-1 at Biggleswade on Saturday, so they will want to take that form straight into the league.

“We beat Aveley in the Essex Senior Cup only a few weeks ago and they had eight or nine first team players on the pitch that night.

“Although we know we will be the underdogs, we are looking to cause another upset tonight.”