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Devonshire won't shy away from tough team selection decisions
Alan Devonshire isn’t worried about making some big selection decisions when his Braintree Town team face Forest Green Rovers at the Amlin Stadium on Saturday.
Suspensions for Dean Wells and Alan Massey, a shoulder injury for Dan Holman and personal commitments for Sean Marks led to a number of changes for the Iron as they travelled to Macclesfield Town in the Skrill Premier last weekend.
But incoming players produced a virtuoso performance as Braintree won 1-0 to move up to ninth in the table.
The displays of strikers Liam Enver-Marum and Jordan Cox and full-back Sam Griffiths at Macclesfield, coupled with Massey and Marks becoming available again, may have given Devonshire a selection headache for the Forest Green clash.
But the Iron boss isn’t one to shy away from tough team decisions.
He said: “There’s no point in having players in your squad if you’re not prepared to use them if you have others out.
“I have great faith in my players and I have confidence in them because they have the talent.
“I was delighted with how we did at Macclesfield.
“Everyone did their bit in a great team performance and we deserved what we got.
“But I’m not a manager who worries about making decisions when it come to picking my team so there’ll be no headache for me on Saturday.” With Massey available again, Devonshire said he wasn’t continuing the immediate hunt for a loanee central defender that he had been before the Macclesfield game.
But he did admit that he may still look to bring in a loan player in the next few weeks.
He also confirmed Holman will be missing tomorrow as his shoulder injury will keep him sidelined for two to three weeks.
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