JAMIE O’Hara is overjoyed with the impact Femi Akinwande has made since making the switch to Billericay Town from Essex rivals Braintree Town.

Akinwande notched his 10th goal of the season - and fourth since joining Billericay less than two months ago - in the eye-catching midweek win over National League South table-toppers Wealdstone.

And O’Hara hopes the former East Thurrock United and Concord Rangers striker will take his fine form into tomorrow’s home clash with Slough Town.

“Femi is a fantastic player and he is someone that I was after for a while,” said the Billericay player-manager.

“He is the type of player I have been trying to bring to the club.

“There will be more to come in the summer.

“We want players that want to progress in their careers and will give everything for us.

“That is what Femi does and hopefully his great form will continue.”

Having already overcome National League South leaders Wealdstone on Tuesday, Billericay have now turned their attentions towards Slough.

Goals from Ody Alfa, Jake Robinson and Akinwande allowed Billericay to climb up to 16th place in the standings and earn some breathing space from the relegation zone.

Alfie Potter was named man of the match following the victory, which was Billericay’s first National League South triumph since November, and O’Hara feels the midfielder’s reliability goes under the radar.

“Alfie was unbelievable, to be honest,” added O’Hara.

“He has played in the Football League and he is a fantastic athlete.

“His desire to keep going and drive people on is top class.

“Alfie plays every game when he is fit and I always know I can rely on him.

“For me, Alfie was absolutely fantastic against Wealdstone.”

Although Slough head to New Lodge sitting fourth in the standings, O’Hara feels this weekend’s opponents are the best side in the division.

“I think Slough are the best team in the league,” insisted O’Hara, who took over as player-manager in September.

“They are the best side we have played this season.

“They have had the same group of players for two or three seasons now.

“For me, they are the team to beat.

“They have a really good manager, a great set-up and they are really professional.”