GLENN Tamplin insists he has learnt from his mistakes at Billericay Town after embarking on a new chapter with Romford.

Tamplin took over the Isthmian North club last week and, within 24 hours, installed himself as manager before undergoing a complete squad overhaul.

Former Billericay frontman Adam Cunnington has been among Tamplin’s star signings so far and the steel magnate believes his time as owner at New Lodge will benefit Romford.

"What people have to realise is when I went into Billericay, I was learning and I'd never done it before,” Tamplin told the Romford Recorder.

“I brought all these big names in - whatever way I did it, it cost me a fortune.

"I ended up losing a lot of money but I did leave the club where I wanted to leave the club.

“I didn't want to leave it, but if I was ever going to leave it I left it in a position where I wanted to.

"What I learnt there was, it doesn't matter how much money you pay people, you've got to get the right players at the right level.

"For the level I'm at now, I need men that can stand up and be counted, put their foot in when it matters, when some people wouldn't. You need heart as much as technical ability."

Tambeson Eyong and Emmanuel Agboola, who started the campaign with Billericay, have also made the move to Romford since Tamplin’s takeover.

Freddy Moncur – who joined Concord Rangers in the summer – has made the step down to switch to the Isthmian North’s bottom side, while former Southend United central defender Ryan Cresswell’s transfer was confirmed earlier this week.

During his stint at Billericay, Tamplin’s cash injection resulted in former Premier League stars Paul Konchesky, Jermaine Pennant and Jamie O’Hara making the move to New Lodge.

But Tamplin insists he will work on a sensible budget at Romford.

"I've brought in big names in non-league rather than big names from the Premier League and Championship,” added Tamplin, who left Billericay in September.

"The players I'm getting in, some are dropping three or four levels of non-league, and that's incredible.

"I'm getting big names in non-league on a sensible budget and not putting the club at risk from day one.

"At Billericay, if something had happened to me the club would have gone into liquidation.

“But I'm not doing that at Romford. I'm building it organically and gradually."