BILLERICAY Town are preparing themselves for their first away fixture since Jamie O’Hara officially took charge of the club last month.

A trip to Slough Town is in the offing tomorrow and Billericay will make the journey in good form.

Billericay are yet to have been defeated since O’Hara replaced Harry Wheeler in the hotseat, with FA Cup wins over Basildon United and Bath City coming either side of a National League South draw with Dorking Wanderers.

And Billericay are sure to be looking to extend their fine run of form on Slough’s artificial surface.

However, O’Hara will be unable to call upon Archie Tamplin and Tambeson Eyong, who the club confirmed have left yesterday.

And O’Hara was keen to heap praise on young midfielder Tamplin following his exit.

“First and foremost, what a player for a 16-year-old,” said O’Hara.

“He has an incredible attitude to keep improving and even after getting stick he still wanted to play for the team.

“Archie is a great lad and he is going places.”

Billericay are currently eighth in the National League South standings, but Slough are enjoying an impressive season themselves.

Slough are two places and one point better off than Billericay ahead of the weekend and are top of the division’s form guide over the course of the last six fixtures.

An FA Cup third qualifying round replay defeat to Chippenham Town last time out was their first setback since suffering three consecutive losses at the start of the campaign.