Enfield Town have pulled off something of a coup to land prolific frontman Billy Bricknell following his departure from Billericay Town.

The 29-year-old, who was born in Enfield, has moved to the Queen Elizabeth II Stadium after the big-spending Essex club surprisingly opted to release the striker following their promotion to the National League.

But Billericay’s loss is Enfield’s gain after acquiring a player with a track record for goals throughout a career that has taken in two spells with Chelmsford City and stints with Dover Athletic and Ebbsfleet United.

Bricknell returned to Billericay in November 2016 and went on to register his 100th goal for the Blues in March, helping his side to the Bostik Premier Division title.

And Enfield boss Andy Leese was quick to express his delight at the striker's capture, believing the Towners have done very well to fend off competition from a plethora of clubs lining up for Bricknell’s signature.

“We are absolutely delighted to get Bill into the club,” Leese told the club’s website.

“He really wanted to be here which says a lot about the club and our ambitions this year. He knows some of our lads, which helped with his decision, and he has turned down numerous offers to play at a higher level.

“His incredible goal record speaks for itself, and he is determined to continue that this coming season. Bill is an Enfield boy and I’m sure Town fans will love his style of play.

“It is a major signing for us and my thanks go to the chairman and the board for backing it."

Town had reached the Bostik Premier Division play-offs in 2016/17, but that achievement coincided with the departure of manager Bradley Quinton and unsurprisingly commenced a rebuild at the club.

Leese, the former Chesham United manager who spent 11 seasons in Buckinghamshire before moving to his current employers in 2017, will be desperate to improve on a 2017/18 campaign that saw his side end up in a disappointing 17th position.