ADAM Vyse is looking to end a week in which he became a dad and scored a hat-trick by firing Basildon United to three points at Histon tomorrow.

Vyse missed last weekend’s defeat to Felixstowe & Walton United due to being at the birth of his first child, but he returned to the squad with a bang as the striker scored a trio of goals in the New Year’s Day triumph over Grays Athletic.

And Vyse - who counts Canvey Island, Great Wakering Rovers and Bowers & Pitsea among his former clubs - admits it has been a week to remember but he claimed a hat-trick despite a lack of sleep.

“It’s been absolutely fantastic with my first child being born and then scoring a hat-trick,” said Vyse.

“I hadn’t slept for 50 hours before the game with Grays because I had been at the hospital with my missus as the baby was born.

“It was fantastic to score a hat-trick and I knew I was going to score.

“We were laughing and joking in the dressing room before the game about doing the baby celebration if I scored but I could never have imagined getting three goals.

“It made the week I have had even better and winning at Histon this weekend would be the icing on the cake.”

Following his hat-trick to kick-off the new year, Vyse has now taken his tally to 12 goals in 16 appearances this season.

And, with Basildon currently 17th in the Isthmian North standings, Vyse is keen to start climbing away from the relegation zone.

“We had a game plan against Grays and we executed it,” added Vyse.

“We know that we can beat anyone in this division and we are a match for anybody.

“When you start winning, it’s infectious and you can climb the league very quickly if you string a few wins together because it is so tight.

“If we have a good period, there is a chance that we will not be very far away from the play-offs.

“Although some might say that is an unrealistic target, we are only 13 points behind Wakering in fifth place.”

And Vyse revealed the Bees are now treating each fixture as a cup final.

“We are taking it one game at a time and we have been superb in cup games this season,” admitted Vyse.

“I think we have the same mentality in league matches now.

“We want to go on a little run and, in order to do that, we are treating each game like a cup final.”

Kris Newby will be in charge for the second time tomorrow after being installed as interim player-manager last weekend.

Newby led Basildon to three points against Grays in his first contest in the dugout.

And Vyse feels Newby has a bright future ahead of him.

“Kris came in as a player in the summer and he is a fantastic person,” insisted Vyse.

“He wanted the job and he was fantastic in the dressing room so, if he continues like that, he will have a really good managerial career.”