Devonshire: Play-offs are out the window now

Braintree and Witham Times: Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire. Picture NEIL DADY Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire. Picture NEIL DADY

Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire admits his team’s fixture backlog mean their Skrill Premier play-off chances could have “gone out the window” for this year.

The Iron boss said the pile-up of games and the demands that will be placed on his squad are far worse than last season when fixtures were postponed due to a waterlogged Amlin Stadium pitch and had to be rearranged to leave them with up to four games a week during the latter stages of the campaign.

They are hoping for better fortune when Wrexham visit tomorrow (kick-off 3pm).

But this year, the problem has been exacerbated by away games being called-off as well and Braintree have now played four less than they had at the same point in the 2012/13 season.

Devonshire said: “It’s very disappointing and frustrating, but what can you do?"

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