GLENN Tamplin believes his extended trip to the United States will benefit Billericay Town in the long-term.

The National League South promotion chasers’ owner spent time away from his family, business and club in order to improve his way of life.

And Tamplin insists he has returned to the AGP Arena in a better frame of mind.

Tamplin said: “I’m feeling good. I’ve been away because I had to work on myself personally.

“I had some problems with my business and myself, was getting depressed and struggling with all of the financial and mental pressure, along with everything else that comes with this football club and the media.

“So, I went away over Christmas and New Year. I spent time away from my family over Christmas, but I worked very hard on myself.

“I’m completely fixed again. I went through this eight or nine years ago.

“I went to the same place that fixed me before and it has fixed me again. I got my connection back with the Lord and got myself in a really good place.

“I’m back, I’ve dealt with my demons and I’m back at the helm.

“I’ve got my business life and home life sorted out.

“Now I’m sorting this football club out. I’m getting the band back together, getting the players back together and we’re going to push hard for these play-offs.”

Former boss Harry Wheeler returned for a second stint in charge of Billericay in January, with ex-midfielder Jamie O’Hara being appointed as player-coach.

Potent striker Jake Robinson also secured a move back to the AGP Arena last week as he rejoined from Maidstone United.

The changes came after Tamplin promised to ‘get the band back together’ during his burnout in the United States.

And Tamplin is pleased to have the three fans’ favourites back on board.

“We’ve got Harry back, which is fantastic,” added Tamplin.

“Getting Jake back is massive and Jamie is back as well, so I’m very confident that we are going to enjoy more success.

“We have finished our business for the season and we have got the band back together.”