BILLERICAY Town have confirmed that the stability of the club is their 'primary concern' after owner Glenn Tamplin stepped down this morning.

Tamplin has left the Steel Team Stadium close to three years after taking over Billericay.

And the National League South club insist supporters should not be concerned about Town's wellbeing despite Tamplin's departure.

A club statement read: "Please be assured that the wellbeing and stability of the club is now our primary concern and it’s business as usual on Saturday as the club continues to push forward.

"We will be looking at organising a fans forum very soon, allowing the opportunity to keep the supporters up to date with the plans for the club moving forward.

"We ask that you come in numbers to get behind the club and team as we look to start our FA Cup journey [against Basildon United]."

Billericay were also keen to thank Tamplin after his ownership saw the club clinch three trophies.

The club statement added: "Everyone at the club would like to wish Glenn and his family all the best for the future and thank them for laying the groundwork to put Billericay Town FC back on the map.

"Without this, we wouldn’t be where we are now and we also get to keep the fantastic memories of a whirlwind few years.

"The current position the club are in with the league status and the facilities would never have been possible without their contribution.

"For that, we can’t thank you all enough."