Braintree Town have already put the area on the map, says council leader as promotion bid continues

Braintree and Witham Times: Braintree Town have already put the area on the map, says council leader as promotion bid continues Braintree Town have already put the area on the map, says council leader as promotion bid continues

Promotion for play-off chasing Braintree Town would provide a massive boost for the whole district, according to a council boss.

The club are still in with a slim chance of grabbing a place in the Skrill Premier play-off places going into Saturday’s season finale at Cressing Road.

Braintree Council leader Graham Butland said having a club in the Football League would provide a welcome boost for businesses in particular, with more visitors coming to the district.

He said: “Whatever happens it’s been an extraordinary season for Braintree. It’s put the town on the map, there’s no doubt about that.

“It will be a really difficult task for them on Saturday but you never know until the final whistle goes."

To grab a place in the play-offs, the Iron must beat Grimsby on Saturday and hope that Gateshead lose to second placed Cambridge.

Goal difference would then come into play, with Braintree needing a three-goal swing.

See today's Braintree Times for the full story and a five-page special report

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