HARRY Wheeler says Jay Emmanuel-Thomas will not be joining the club.

The former Arsenal and Queens Park Rangers player turned out for Billericay in a pre-season friendly against Maidstone on Friday, July 20.

Although owner Glenn Tamplin tweeted a picture of himself with Emmanuel-Thomas prior to kick-off, the player went on to say after the final whistle that he had not signed for the club.

And Wheeler says that move is dead in the water.

“He won’t be a Billericay Town player,” said the Billericay boss. “He has massive amounts of ability but we had different ideas.

“We are in the National League South and we need people of that level who understand the levels.

“We want the balance so he will not be joining us.”