Kenny Davis feels that two wins and a draw from their last three games have lifted some of the pressure from Braintree Town.

Not playing a Skrill Premier game in 42 days meant the Iron dropped down to 18th in the Skrill Premier table and skipper Davis admits that has undone some of the good work from the start of the campaign – when Braintree got themselves into a position to be play-off contenders.

They still face a punishing run of games to make up all the postponements they have had due to waterlogged pitches, but getting nine points from seven ahead of a home game against Hereford United on Saturday has seen them make the return they wanted.

Davis said: “It relieves a little bit of pressure.

“It has brought us back into the pack points-wise as we are now on similar points to sides just above us, but we still have four or five games in hand.

“The club is in good shape.

“I don’t think we’ve ever been looking over our shoulder, but some of the work we’ve done in the early part of the season has been undone by the weather.

“However, the boys have shown good character and team spirit and we’ve had three good results on the back of it.”

Braintree boss Alan Devonshire said he hoped loanee striker Bernard Mensah would be to be fit to face Hereford tomorrow after he came off with a thigh injury against Hyde and Jordan Cox should be set to return after time out with a back problem.

The game against the Bulls kick-starts a run of 11 games in 25 days for Braintree.