Boss Tommy WIlliams’ misfiring Kingstonian are set to be handed a boost this week with the return to fitness of striker Tom Derry.

Derry has been sidelined with an ankle injury since pre-season, but could be in the squad for the visit of Grays Athletic on Sunday after a fitness test on Thursday.

The 21-year-old summer signing, who had trials with Brentford, Cambridge United and Tranmere Rovers earlier in his career, scored 15 goals in 47 appearances for Billericay Town last term.

And Williams, whose team is 17th in the Ryman Premier Division, could do with the former Gillingham trainee’s fire power and creativity.

“It has been a long time for Tom and we are looking forward to having him back,” said the manager.

“We are hoping he comes through training this week OK.”

AFC Wimbledon midfielder Danny Gallagher saw his loan at the club expire after Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat at Wingate & Finchley and Williams has signed former Dulwich Hamlet and Met Police man Jordan Hibbert as a replacement.

Williams said: “Danny has gone back to Wimbledon and did well for us in his two months here.

“I’m sure his experience with us will benefit him in the future.

“Jordan is primarily a midfielder but can fill a number of positions for us, so I’m delighted he has come here to give it a go.”

The midweek reverse came after Saturday’s impressive 2-1 win at Canvey Island, which came by way of an 87th minute from Pelayo Pico Gomez.

And Williams knows he must address his team’s inconsistencies if they are to climb the table.

“If we had won on Tuesday we could have been up around seventh in the table,” he added.

“The defeat to Bognor the other week saw us play some of the best football I’ve seen here as a manager and we deserved something out of that game.

“Consistency is the word and we need to get that. We got a great result at Canvey with a gritty performance and couldn’t follow that up, which is disappointing.

“Every time we feel we have turned a corner we have another setback. The table is tight and we need to put a run of form together.

“We’ve got a couple of home games coming up, which is the perfect chance for us to do that.”

Peter Dean has joined Egham Town on dual registration terms.

Meanwhile, Kingstonian Ladies suffered their second Greater London Women’s Football League Division One defeat of the season on Sunday as they crashed 5-1 at home to Victoire Ladies.