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Devonshire takes longer-term view with his team selection
Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire has said he won’t risk playing members of his squad if they aren’t ready for action when they go looking for their fifth Skrill Premier win in a row tonight.
Welling will be the visitors to the Amlin Stadium, but Braintree, who went third in the table after Saturday’s 3-0 win at Hyde, have a number of players set to be sidelined for the game.
Striker Sean Marks is likely to be out with a groin strain picked up at the weekend, while Kenny Davis is missing with a hamstring injury, Luke Daley’s ankle will probably keep him out and Ryan Peters could struggle for a starting place after recovering from an Achilles problem.
And striker Dan Holman is another who may not be fully ready for the visit of Welling.
He played ten minutes at Hyde after more than a month out with a shoulder injury, but Devonshire said he is wary of upping his striker’s workload too quickly.
He said: “Dan trained last week and had ten minutes on Saturday and only time will tell when he’s really ready for a start.
“But I want to make sure everything is OK and not rush him.
“I know Sean Marks is out now, but I have Jordan (Cox), Liam (Enver-Marum) and Charlie (Strutton) so I don’t have to rush Dan back before he’s ready.
“We’ve got a few injuries, but I don’t want any more and that’s why I won’t take chances with anyone.
“I won’t risk people and that may be the case if I’m rushing them back.
“We have a lot of games coming up and you have to look at the bigger picture.”
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