HARRY Wheeler feels Billericay Town’s clash with Welling United comes at the perfect time.

Billericay suffered their first National League South defeat of the season as they were condemned to a 2-0 loss at the hands of Chippenham Town.

And Wheeler is seeking a reaction from his players when they return to the Steel Team Stadium tonight.

The Billericay boss said: “We have got two wins out of the first three and they have all been tough fixtures.

“We have moved straight onto concentrating on Welling and hopefully we will get a reaction.

“It will be another tough game against a good team, but you want to get straight back on the pitch after you lose.

“None of us want to hide or stay in our box.

“We’re desperate to get back on the pitch and bounce back at the first opportunity.

“Hopefully we can resurrect what we did at Chippenham.”

The meeting with Welling will see a number of familiar faces return to the Steel Team Stadium.

Rob Swaine and Luke Rooney were involved as Billericay won the treble in 2018, while Adam Coombes is likely to start for the visitors at his old stomping ground just a matter of months after departing.

And, like Billericay, Welling come into the fixture following a disappointing result at the weekend.

Having garnered four points from their opening two fixtures, the Wings lost 3-0 against Bath City.

As a result, Welling will be hoping to return to winning ways at Billericay and Wheeler is aware his side will need to at his best against a side who were involved in the play-offs last term.

And Wheeler has called on his side to play more attractive football rather than playing long passes to summer signing Matt Rhead.

“I think playing a long ball forward is sometimes the easy option for players,” added Wheeler.

“It’s not what we’ve asked the players to do but that’s not critical of the players because we make decisions.

“They go across that line and make decisions so they did what they felt but we’ll discuss it.

“If we feel at times it will work then we’ll work on it as a group.

“We won’t single out players for doing that because they make the decisions at the time.

“We just need to get a little bit more regularity in our play.

“When we do change it up, we need to change it up for longer periods.”