Braintree Town manager Brad Quinton was straight to the point after his side’s winless start to the season continued.

With the team losing 2-0 at home to Maidenhead United yesterday afternoon, it means Braintree sit 23rd in the Vanarama National League with two wins and five defeats from their opening seven matches. The club returned to this level after promotion last season and Quinton says his squad needs a change of personnel if they are to survive:

“I’m again disappointed with our performance and I have given last season’s promotion players enough chances to play at this level, but it’s not happening and changes have to be made this coming week. Both of their goals came from basic mistakes, and at this level, you get immediately punished, and we again tried to play too much football from the back, which is where we were caught out.”

He went on to say: “We need lads that are stronger both mentally and physically to be better organised like Maidenhead did – we were knocked off the ball too easily in too many situations.”

Quinton confirmed to the club’s website that he would have an experienced central defender in for their next game, along with a midfielder and a wide player: “We also aim to bring in a forward who again is physical and knowledgeable enough to play at this level.”

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