BILLERICAY Town head coach Harry Wheeler has called on his side to be more clinical in front of goal when they take on Needham Market tonight.

A home win over the Suffolk-based side would see Town move to within touching distance of the Isthmian Premier League title.

Billericay got back to winning ways on Tuesday night, when Ricky Modeste scored the only goal of the game to see off Dorking Wanderers.

And while Wheeler was full of praise for his defenders, he wants the attacking players to score more goals.

Wheeler said: “I congratulated the players on the three points because the win over Dorking was massive for us.

“The defensive display that we put in on Tuesday night is expected for the next four games.

“We expect to be as good as that and keep those clean sheets.

“But we need to be more ruthless in front of goal because we could have scored two or three goals.

“If we bring that into tonight’s game and combine it with the defensive display that was present at Dorking, then we will have a much more clinical and complete performance. That’s what we’re looking for.

“Getting three points is the most important thing and, of course, I would take that tonight.

“But it would take the pressure off and relieve things earlier for the defenders if we can take our chances earlier.

“We’re looking to gain another three points and, from there, we will see what happens.

“We can only do our jobs – keep our heads down, keep going and stay professional.”

Modeste pounced after Liam Hughes’ shot was saved to score the only goal at Dorking with 12 minutes remaining.

The win has seen Billericay move four points clear at the Isthmian Premier League summit, with just four games remaining.

And Wheeler was keen to emphasise the magnitude of the victory.

The head coach added: “Dorking are a good side and they score a lot of goals but that’s twice this season that they haven’t scored against us.

“They have a good manager and are a massive threat going forward but we contained them.”