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Braintree skipper hit by fresh injury blow
Braintree Town have fresh injury concerns over skipper Kenny Davis.
The Iron midfielder returned after four games on the sidelines due to shin splints in their 1-1 draw at Alfreton Town last weekend.
However, a twisted ankle in that game has cast a doubt over whether he will be fit to face AFC Barrow at the Amlin Stadium tomorrow.
Manager Alan Devonshire rated his captain as “50/50” to play against Barrow but added that the latest injury scare was nothing to do with his previous shin problem.
Devonshire also gave full-back Ryan Peters and midfielder Nicky Symons the same chance of being available as they are struggling with hamstring and back problems respectively.
Meanwhile, the Iron boss isn’t losing any sleep about his team’s run of six games without a win.
Braintree last claimed a three-point Blue Square Bet Premier haul when they entertained Tamworth at the Amlin Stadium on the first day of September and they will be hoping to repeat that against Barrow.
Since their win against the Lambs last month, Braintree have mixed three defeats with three draws.
While their draw at Alfreton may not have been the victory Devonshire thought they deserved, it was a performance at the Impact Arena that the Iron boss was pleased with and he would rather focus on that than the current dearth of victories.
“I don’t worry about stats like the fact we haven’t won in six,” said Devonshire.
“Look at some of the games we have had.
“They have been tough games, so I don’t look at that type of thing.
“As long as we are picking up points, I’ve got no complaints.
“I don’t worry about statistics, I look at performances and I was pleased with ours at Alfreton.
“We will be fine if we can put in performances like that as we deserved three points.
“We just aren’t getting the luck at the moment, but they say it works itself out over the course of a season.
“So hopefully we will have got some coming our way in the next few games.”