It’s business as usual for Billericay’s Julian

Billericay Town as they travel to National League South frontrunners Woking tomorrow.

Second-placed Town are two points off the leaders but their preparation continues to be disrupted with no decision over the future of Harry Wheeler.

Discussions remain ongoing after Wheeler was sacked six days ago by Glenn Tamplin. The Echo understands that Wheeler could return as manager following a backlash from supporters.

But Julian says he is just worrying about the football as he prepares to return to a ground he is not the most popular at following his time at rivals Stevenage.

“I am 35 now and I have seen changes and you just need to shut it out and prepare in the same way,” said the veteran custodian. “We will train and prepare as normal and the boys are good lads who will be OK come kick-off.

“At a club like us every game is a big game. I will get stick there because of my ties to Stevenage but that is part and parcel of football.”

Julian returned in goal for Saturday’s 3-2 victory against St Albans City following a thigh injury.

And he says he is back and enjoying the competition with stand-in stopper Louis Wells.

“I had the injury in pre-season with my groin,” he said. “It had recovered before I got the thigh injury at Wealdstone.

“Fingers crossed I can crack on now. Throughout my career I have not missed many league games and I do look after myself. It is fortunate that we have Louis, who played so well while I was injured.

“We needed to stick together at 2-0 down against St Albans and we needed the experience to keep the troops together. One thing never in doubt is the fighting spirit.”

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