BILLERICAY Town will be looking to finally book their play-off spot when they welcome Bath City to the AGP Arena tomorrow.

Town could have officially sealed their place in the National League South’s top seven last time out, but two late goals resulted in a 2-1 defeat at Dartford.

And Harry Wheeler knows his side must defend better than they did in the closing stages at Princes Park if they are to emerge triumphant against Bath.

“Games don’t get any bigger than this and Bath will be coming to fight,” said the Billericay boss.

“We need to put in a big effort and do what we did for 86 minutes against Dartford on Monday for the whole game.

“We need to be more resilient, like we had been in the last two games before that.

“I still fully believe in the players we’ve got and, with the quality we’ve got, that we can win the game.

“We’ve really got to turn up and make sure that we get the job done.”

Wheeler came back to the AGP Arena in January, just a matter of months after departing the club and being replaced by Dean Brennan.

Upon his return, with Jamie O’Hara as player-assistant manager, Wheeler was handed the task of seeing Billericay into the play-offs and vying for a second consecutive promotion.

However, defeat this weekend could see them fall at the final hurdle and allow any one of four teams - St Albans City, Dartford, Wealdstone or Slough Town - to leapfrog them into the top seven on the last day of the campaign.

Although Bath have already guaranteed their play-off spot, they will make the journey to south Essex knowing that a positive result could see them move above Chelmsford City and into fourth place in the standings.

A lengthy unbeaten record, after Wheeler’s return, has been followed by a run of form which has seen Billericay lose six of their last nine outings.

And the downturn in form has resulted in Wheeler questioning whether his side is deserving of the chance to extend their season.

“We’ve got a job to do and we’re still in it,” added Wheeler.

“But I’ve said to the lads how many times do I have to say ‘we’re still in it’?

“Someone must be looking out for us because, by now, in that form we shouldn’t be in the play-offs.

“We’ve got to win and we can’t risk taking a draw or losing the game and hoping to stay in there because, on the last day of the season, that’s where it might bite you.”