Boss Brennan Has A Positive Message For Billericay Fans

Dean Brennan has moved to reassure supporters that there is “absolutely no crisis” at Billericay Town.

The sale of top scorer Jake Robinson on Friday set off suggestions of behind-the-scenes issues at the National League South club.

He was the fourth player to leave the Blues inside seven days - but Brennan insists it is business as usual.

The Irishman says the club are in the middle of making a transition to full-time football and a root and branch assessment of the Billericay squad is being undertaken.

That means, the former Hemel boss says, that naturally there will be players coming and going.

Brennan has also denied suggestions that owner Glenn Tamplin is walking away.

He told us: “Football is a funny game and people read a lot into things. Let me tell you now that Billericay Town are not having any problems and that we are excited about the future.

“Last month it was decided the club would turn professional. It was a decision we made for the good of the club and one that could help achieve the ambition of promotion.

“Doing this mid-season isn’t easy. It was planned for the summer, but I was pushing to do it sooner.

“To do this not everyone fits into the structure. Letting Jake go was my decision and it was a footballing one. It doesn’t mean we are in crisis and that the club is in trouble. It’s not.

“Sometimes to bring players in you need to let others go. We have five strikers, and we needed more in other areas. Those talks are continuing.”

Brennan added: “The budget has slightly been cut back but that is my doing. It was my decision.

“What you have got to understand is that I treat my chairman or my owner’s money like it’s my own. I always have done.

“If I feel this club is wasting money, or not getting value for that money, or should be doing other things in other areas I will make sure that it is put right.

“Maybe Glenn has been too generous? I do not want 26 players here. I want 19. It is a myth to think managers want four good players for every position as we don’t.

“We are extremely positive about the rest of the season and very excited about the future.”

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