Devonshire waiting on Mulley's fitness ahead of Wrexham visit

James Mulley came off during Braintree's game against Hereford with a dead leg. Picture: ALAN STUCKEY

James Mulley came off during Braintree's game against Hereford with a dead leg. Picture: ALAN STUCKEY

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Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire said he will have to assess the fitness of James Mulley ahead of their Skrill Premier game against Wrexham at the Amlin Stadium tonight.

Devonshire was disappointed to have to substitute the midfielder due to a dead leg midway through their 1-1 draw against Hereford United on Saturday as he had earmarked him to play a role against the Welsh side.

However, the Iron boss knows his team are facing a punishing schedule of fixtures between now and the end of April, with a trip to Forest Green Rovers coming up on Thursday, so he won’t risk anyone if they are carrying a knock.

Devonshire said: “I’ll look at each game and pick a side for it, but everyone I’ve got available will play in a week like this one.

“Everyone will start a game, but we’ll just have to wait and see.

“If they have a knock they will be rested.

“I can’t see James Mulley playing Tuesday even if he comes to me and says he is fit.

“We’ll have a look at it, though.

“We want to play a certain way against Wrexham and he was a key to that so that’s disappointing, but we’ll have to wait and see.”

Devonshire hopes there is better news on Queens Park Rangers loanee Josh Laurent for tonight’s game, though, after the midfielder missed the visit of Hereford with a neck problem.

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