HARRY Wheeler is hoping for a better result when he returns to the site where he was sacked as Billericay Town boss 12 months ago.

Billericay are set to make the trip to Chippenham Town tomorrow.

And Wheeler, who was supposedly sacked by text message as Billericay lost 2-0 at Hardenhuish Park last August, is looking to banish the demons this weekend.

“Chippenham is a difficult place to go,” said Wheeler, who returned to the Billericay hotseat just 147 days after his initial dismissal.

“They did well last season and it will be interesting to see where they finish this season.

“We will treat them as the best side we are going to play because we need to show them respect and be at our best if we want to get anything out of the game.

“Hopefully we will get a better result than we did there last year.”

Billericay, who are eyeing promotion to the top tier of non-league football this term, have got the new National League South campaign off to a flying start.

A stoppage time winner from Jake Robinson allowed Billericay to overcome Eastbourne Borough before Wheeler’s side went onto record a midweek Essex derby victory over Braintree Town.

Both triumphs came despite Wheeler being unable to call upon summer signing Doug Loft and Sam Deering.

However, Wheeler confirmed the midfield duo are close to being back in contention.

“Doug Loft and Sam Deering are nearing a return,” added Wheeler.

“I think there is an outside chance that Doug could be available.

“Sam has been training and has recovered from his injury, but the problem with him at the moment is match fitness.

“He didn’t play at all in pre-season and so it will take some time for him to get up to speed.

“It’s all about us managing his game time and it may be more likely that Sam will make his comeback on Tuesday against Welling United rather than at the weekend.”