BASILDON United have put their search for a new permanent boss on the backburner after enjoying a recent upturn in form.

Since vice-chairman Lee Connor took over as caretaker manager following Glen Kendall’s solitary match in charge, the Bees have gone on a three-match unbeaten run.

Basildon will be looking to extend that sequence of results when Brentwood Town make the trip to the Cousins Car Wash Stadium tomorrow and Connor confirmed he will be in the dugout once again.

“We have come to the conclusion that we will take it one game at a time and if we can continue to pick up results, we will leave it as it is at the moment,” said Connor.

“It would be silly to change things now because a new manager would want new backroom staff and playing personnel, but we have that unity in the dressing room and we don’t want to ruin that.

“We don’t want to change anything while it is working well and searching for a new manager is on the backburner at the moment.”

Following his move into the dugout, Connor has led Basildon to impressive victories over Tilbury and Canvey Island, along with a derby draw at Hullbridge Sports.

And Connor feels his man-management skills are helping the squad to progress.

“We are not making any rash decisions when it comes to the backroom staff and I am pleased to have the likes of Kris Newby working with me,” added Connor.

“Everything is clicking together and the boys are really happy.

“Man-management is one of my main skills because I know when players need to be criticised and given confidence.

“There is a buzz at the training ground and the boys are enjoying their football at the moment.”

Basildon and Brentwood head into this weekend’s clash locked on nine points apiece.

Only Romford are below the two sides in the Isthmian North standings, but Connor believes the tide will turn for both sides sooner rather than later.

“Brentwood are another team who have a very good squad and are in a false position, like us,” insisted Connor.

“Neither time will be down there fighting to stay in the division come the end of the season.

“As soon as both teams start to get a couple of wins under their belts, they will climb the table and be away from the relegation dogfight.

“There are similarities between the two sides in that respect.

“We have only just started picking up results and we will be going for all three points this weekend.”

Basildon also head into the Isthmian North clash having already beaten Brentwood in the FA Trophy last month.

“We played them only recently in the FA Trophy and it was a very tight game,” admitted Connor.

“They created some very good chances and it was a tricky game for us.

“I’m sure it will be another close game and it’s important that we take our chances when we can because it’s important we extend our unbeaten run.”