Javaun Splatt: ‘Promotion is the only goal in mind’

Javaun Splatt has impressed in his early stages at New Lodge since his arrival on Boxing Day. He joined on a dual-registration agreement from Vanarama National League South side Worthing and he has shown what he is capable of in a Billericay Town shirt. Splatt has featured in all of the games since his arrival and he is looking to help the team return to the sixth tier at the first time of asking. I asked the recent addition about why he wanted to join the Blues, his thoughts heading into upcoming games and more.

Javaun Splatt on the charge (Credit: Nicky Hayes)

Javaun, you recently joined Billericay Town on a dual-registration agreement from Vanarama National League South side Worthing. What attracted you to New Lodge?

‘I spoke to Dan Brown, he was interested in me, and I wasn’t really playing that much at my previous club Worthing. I just thought it is a good set-up here so I thought why not, let’s have a punt at it.’

The Blues currently sit in 10th place in the Isthmian Premier Division. What are your early impressions of what you have seen at the club?

‘They play a lot of good football and you can see that for one. I know that we can get promoted and get through the play-offs – and therefore play at a higher level, that is what we need to do.’

You made your debut on Boxing Day after coming on as a substitute against Brightlingsea Regent and you impressed in the 4-1 win. How do you think you have settled in the last few weeks?

‘I think I have settled in well. I think I was unlucky not to get a goal in that game against Brightlingsea Regent but it was good to get the win over Potters Bar Town.’

Billericay have games against Folkestone Invicta and Kingstonian coming up. What are your thoughts heading into those games?

‘I think that we can win the upcoming games if we put our minds to it. We will need to stick to the game plan that the gaffer and the coaching staff has set out for us. I don’t know see why we cannot pick up six points from those two games!’

Before coming to Billericay, you had spells with clubs including Tonbridge Angels, Carshalton Athletic, Derby County’s U18’s and others. Do you think those spells at those different clubs have helped you become the player you are today?

‘Yes, for sure. At Derby, I was working on more of the technical side of things and working on my football brain. Then at Tonbridge, I was getting into men’s first-team football, at my first club, and growing up as a person. It made me express myself a little bit more. Even being at Whitehawk last season, scoring the goals I scored – it has certainly made me the player I am today.’

The Blues sit two points off of the play-off places at the moment, is promotion back to the sixth tier the goal this season?

‘100% – that is the only goal in mind!’

A massive thank you to Javaun Splatt (@javaunsplatt on Instagram) for making the time for this interview.

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