FEMI Akinwande is eager to build on a promising start to his Billericay Town career by becoming a regular name on the scoresheet.

Akinwande made the move to New Lodge from National League South rivals Braintree Town at the end of November and has already scored four goals for Billericay, taking his tally for the season up to 10.

And Akinwande, who also counts Concord Rangers and East Thurrock United among his former clubs, is loving life under player-manager Jamie O’Hara.

“I’m really enjoying my time at Billericay,” said Akinwande.

“I’ve joined a good bunch of lads who wants to win games and do well this season.

“The gaffer has total trust in me and it allows me to go out and show what I am about.

“He has put nothing but trust and faith in me game after game and, in return, I work hard for him and the team.

“I used to watch him as a kid but having him as my manager now is a surreal feeling and there’s a lot to learn under him.”

Although Akinwande has quickly made an impact following his move across Essex, his progress has been hampered by a cluster of Billericay fixtures being postponed.

However, the attacker is keen to continue his fine form at Dorking Wanderers tomorrow.

“It’s been hard with the postponements because I was finding form and suddenly the games stopped,” admitted Akinwande.

“But, thankfully, I’ve done well in front of goal and scored four since being here.

“I’m more than pleased I’ve hit 10 goals and hopefully there will be many more to come.”

The 24-year-old played a key role as Billericay took four points from a possible six when facing high-flyers Wealdstone and Slough Town at New Lodge last week.

Akinwande scored a late goal to clinch the victory over table-toppers Wealdstone, while he was also heavily involved as Billericay came from behind to snatch a share of the spoils against Slough.

Although the home form has been impressive, with Billericay yet to taste a National League South defeat at New Lodge this season, O’Hara’s 16th-placed side have won just two of 13 matches on the road.

And Akinwande hopes Billericay will improve their away form.

“We took four points from a possible six at home last week and I think we can carry that form into the weekend,” added Akinwande.

“The team has fight and we all want to do well this season, so I see no reason why we can’t start winning games away from home and make it a good season.”