BILLERICAY Town manager Glenn Tamplin says he will be making full use of his squad ahead of tonight's Velocity League Cup match at Maldon & Tiptree.

Tamplin said he had little choice, with FA Trophy and FA Cup matches to come in the next week.

“We want to win every game and we are a group of winners,” said the Town manager.

“But I have a very strong squad and it is a chance for those players who didn’t feature on Saturday to show they are deserving of a starting spot come the next match.

“Maldon are a team on the up and we will not be taking them lightly. They have some good players and are on a good run so we know it will be a good challenge for us.

“But we want to replicate our success from last season and win this trophy.”

Goalkeeper Jack Giddens and winger Jermaine Pennant are two players that will be involved tonight.

Former Premier League midfielder Pennant has featured as a substitute in recent weeks, coming on for the second half of Sunday’s FA Cup first round draw against Leatherhead.

And Tamplin said the ex-Arsenal and Liverpool player still featured in his plans.

“Jermaine Pennant is a big part of what we want to do here,” he said. “We weren’t satisfied with his level of performance recently but he came on against Leatherhead and showed the hunger we expect.

“He will start tonight.”

One player who will not feature is new signing Joe Kizzi.

The new signing from Wingate & Finchley and fellow centre-back Dean Inman have joined the club in the last fortnight, adding to a host of defensive options including Rob Swaine, Paul Konchesky, Josh Urquhart, Leo Chambers and Kevin Foley.

And Tamplin said no-one at the club - including his ex Premier League players - was guaranteed a start.

“You buy players to improve the squad and Dean and Joe have done that,” he added.

“Joe is a talented player and he was getting interest from a lot of clubs, and higher than us in the pyramid. Players come to this club because they want to win and that is why Joe is here.

“But Joe, like Dean or Paul Konchesky or Kevin Foley, is not guaranteed a start. They all want to keep their positions and must show why they deserve to do so.”