SCOTT Doe and Ben Gerring are both targeting promotion following their move to Billericay Town.

The defensive pair made the move to the AGP Arena yesterday and bolster a defensive line that will be without Joe Ellul after he decided against signing a contract with the club.

Doe started in last season’s National League play-off final for Boreham Wood as they fell to defeat against Tranmere Rovers.

Gerring, 27, joins from Truro City having also played for Torquay United.

And both are excited at the prospect of working under manager Harry Wheeler and assistant Glenn Tamplin.

“I have known Glenn and Harry for a while after they were both involved at Dagenham & Redbridge,” said Doe.

“There was a period of time where I may have been coming here last season but I am here now.

“Billericay won the league last year and they have a great chance to go up again and that is something I want to be a part of.

“With the squad here we have a great chance of reaching the play-offs as a minimum and we want to aim higher. That’s the main goal.”

“These are my best years,” added 6ft 4in Gerring. “Last year I reached the play-offs in the National League South and I want to push on.

“This club’s ambition is great. I want to win and be able to look back and think I was part of something special.

“They need height in both boxes and I am a threat in both and stick my head on things. Leadership and presence is important and I am looking forward to the new challenge.”

And Wheeler said the two new additions were exactly what he was looking for.

“I said we are only adding to a brilliant squad,” said Wheeler. “We don’t sign players for the sake of it. We conceded too many last year and we needed to address that.

“Scott played in the National League play-off final for Boreham Wood and was in talks with the opposition. He is very well respected and he is a fantastic signing.

“We looked at the stature and height of Ben and that is something we wanted. He has always been a man and he is a proper centre-half - he is assured, brave and chooses the right option.

“It strengthens us massively. There will be one more and then we will have a squad of 20 or 21 and that is perfect.

“It has taken a while to complete it but we have managed to get our guys and we will be stronger for it, stronger than last season.”

l Town visit Beaconsfield tonight in their latest pre-season friendly.