Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire is asking the club’s fans to keep backing his team, despite their poor performance in midweek.

The Iron boss acknowledged that he and his team had let the supporters down as a series of defending blunders made Wrexham’s job of winning their Blue Square Bet Premier clash far easier than it should have been on Tuesday.

That 5-1 defeat dropped Braintree further into the relegation zone, but they take a break from league matters tomorrow to entertain Blue Square Bet South side Havant and Waterlooville in the first round of the FA Trophy.

And Devonshire hopes the fans won’t be discouraged by what they saw on Tuesday.

He said: “It’s another game and they come thick and fast.

“I want a decent run in the Trophy and I want the fans to stay behind us.

“I know we let them down against Wrexham – myself and the players.

“We are all in it together and we all let the fans down.

“Hopefully they will stay behind us and be there for us on Saturday.”

Sean Marks (head wound) and Brad Quinton (calf) are still injury doubts for the weekend and Devonshire said they would be assessed ahead of the Trophy game.