BRAINTREE Town manager Hakan Hayrettin wants his players to show they are up to the task of ensuring the Iron stay in the Vanarama National League.

Having been due to make the long trip to the south west yesterday, Hayrettin's side are set to line-up at Torquay United today for a game where both teams will be well aware of the enormity of a positive outcome.

While the Iron are still in the relegation zone, following Good Friday's 2-0 home win against Guiseley, they are one of four teams on 48 points and know a win in Devon could be another huge step towards safety.

Torquay, meanwhile, are one place and four points below Braintree in the table and both know what a victory - and also a defeat - could do for their respective chances.

It is obviously a big game, but Hayrettin wants his players to show that they can stand tall and deliver under pressure.

"I know it's a cliché but every game is a cup final now," he said.

"We have to go out and show the same spirit that we did against Guiseley and against Dover and against Tranmere.

"We have to carry it on against Torquay.

"They are big games and big players need to play in big games.

"These players need to show everyone that they are big players.

"We are in this position for whatever reason, but we are in this position and we have to fight.

"The gloves are off and we have to fight."