SIMON Walton has set his sights on helping Billericay Town to back-to-back promotions after penning a one-year deal with the club.

Walton was unveiled as Town’s latest signing at the AGP Arena today.

And the central midfielder, who joins following a successful spell with National League side Sutton United, believes Billericay are capable of challenging for a place in non-league football’s top tier.

Walton said: “I met the manager (Harry Wheeler) on Monday and he sold it to me straightaway.

“Everyone can see how ambitious the club is and it’s certainly on the up.

“The club is going places and I’m looking forward to being part of it.

“I don’t want to put words in people’s mouths, but this is an ambitious club and we’ll be looking to get promoted again.

“It’s going to be tough - the teams who have come down and the ones who have come up mean there are some big teams in this league.

“But with the squad the manager is putting together and the lads who were obviously successful last year, it could be another good season.”

Walton, who came through the ranks at Leeds United, has become the latest star to bolster Wheeler’s squad ahead of the National League South campaign.

And the 30-year-old believes his experience and leadership qualities could prove crucial if Billericay are to earn more silverware.

The ex-Ipswich Town and Plymouth Argyle midfielder added: “I bring a lot of experience.

“I’ve played more than 400 games at all different levels, so I have pretty much seen everything that can happen in football.

“I’m more of a ball-winning central midfielder and I’d like to think I’m a decent leader.

“I’ve been captain at most of the teams I’ve been at in the last few years.

“It’s been well-documented the players that have been here.

“There have been a few in the last couple of years and there are still a couple here now that have played a lot of games in the Football League.

“You need experience to get out of these leagues and we seem to have a good mix.”

Walton suffered National League play-off heartbreak with Sutton last term, but he is eager to enjoy success at the AGP Arena.

He admitted: “I experienced the play-offs last season and hopefully I can go one step further here.

“It was a successful season for me and hopefully it will be another successful one this time around.”