Braintree Town have parted company with manager Brad Quinton.

After promotion last season, Braintree are currently bottom of the Vanarama National League with six points from their opening 15 games. Quinton had joined the club last summer, delivering promotion via the play-offs at the first attempt.

Chairman Lee Harding said of the decision to part ways: “A sad day for the club, but we felt it was time for a change. Brad has done well for us as both a player and manager, being involved in three promotions in eleven years, we thank him for his contribution, he knows he will always be welcome at Cressing Road.

“We feel we backed Brad as best we could, even allowing him to bring in another new player on Friday. The board has never interfered in the manager’s selection of players, but we must operate within our means.”

“Even as late as the last twenty minutes on Saturday, I was hoping that we would be able to turn our season around and give ourselves a chance. Yes, the club could have continued down the path we have for the first 15 matches, but we were not confident that we would turn our season around. Time will tell if a change brings an improvement in our fortunes, but we felt we at least have to try.”

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