Hawks manager Paul Doswell has sighted the strength in depth of Billericay’s squad ahead of the league fixture between the clubs at New Lodge.
Doswell believes the Essex side will be among those at the top of the division come the end of the campaign as the big games continue to come.
Jamie O’Hara’s side lost just once on home soil last season, that coming against the Hawks in March before the Coronavirus shutdown.
On the task in hand, the gaffer believes there’s no many tougher away day openers.
“A hard game to have for your first one away, the first ten fixtures are against teams I expect to be there or thereabouts in challenging for the play offs or the title.
“I think Billericay will be one of those sides who will be there or thereabouts at the end of the season.
“They’ve got a quality squad if you go through their whole 18. I like Luke Wanadio – I think he’s a player on his day that can really hurt you with some good pace and some good trickery.
“Ronnie Henry is a good signing and could probably play in the league if the truth be known, and signing Michael Chambers from a National League Club.
“Jamie’s recruitment has always been good, since the change of ownership people are happy to sign for Billericay, the new board have come in and done a very good job.
“They also deserve a lot of credit for putting in the 3G pitch and stabilising the club and turning it into one which is well respected now.”
Dos is happy with the start the Hawks have made to the campaign but believes the best is still to come as he gets closer to naming his best XI.
“You look at the start of our season and we’ve won two and drawn one which is good in the context that we’re not fully cooked yet because of the injuries in preseason and each game we play I believe we’ll be better.
“We were able to rest two or three key players on Wednesday Night that needed a break from playing Saturday/Tuesday.
“But we go there with a squad that’s getting fitter and more match fit and going there looking to win the game.”