SAM Deering is looking forward to not being under pressure when Billericay Town face Chesterfield tomorrow.

Billericay will travel to the Proact Stadium as underdogs despite sitting at the National League South summit.

And club captain Deering is keen to see how their National League counterparts will cope with the pressure of being favourites to progress to the second round of the FA Cup.

Deering said: “These are the best games and the ones you want to be involved in.

“We’re away and it will be a nice stadium for the boys to play in.

“It’s a bit of a sticky tie for them rather than us.

“We’ll be going there looking to upset people.

“It’s nice that the pressure is on the opposition for once because normally we are the favourites to win.

“We’re under pressure every week because of that, so it’s nice for it to be out of our hands and us to go able to go there with freedom.

“We cope with the pressure quite well and so we’ll go there and see how they cope with the pressure.”

Deering’s goal in the 1-0 fourth qualifying round replay win at Taunton Town allowed Billericay to book their trip to Chesterfield.

Although the Spireites are just outside of the National League’s drop zone on goal difference, Martin Allen’s side are unbeaten in their last seven fixtures in all competitions.

But Billericay have made an impressive start to the campaign and, as well as being the National League South table-toppers, Town will travel to the Proact Stadium having also booked their place in the fourth round of the Essex Senior Cup thanks to a midweek win over local rivals Concord Rangers.

And the 27-year-old confirmed Billericay aim to beat every opponent put in front of them, regardless of the competition.

“Everything is important to us, no matter what cup competition it is or who we are playing,” added Deering.

“Every single game is important and as soon as we go over that white line, we want to win.”

And the creative midfielder was full of praise for his team-mates and manager Dean Brennan ahead of the trip to Chesterfield.

Deering confirmed: “Dean has made a good impact. He came in with the intensity that we needed and everyone has been good.

“The boys that have come back from injury or been on loan have come up trumps because they got winning goals for us.

“It’s good to see everyone in the squad doing well.”