Manager Alan Devonshire has said that Ryan Peters may not be involved for Braintree Town again this season after suffering a knee injury in their 1-1 draw with Aldershot Town on Saturday.

The Iron head to Southport for their final Vanarama Conference Premier midweek fixture of the season tonight, but full-back Peters is unlikely to make the trip after taking a nasty blow to the back of his leg against the Shots.

It cut short his action on Saturday and Devonshire feels, with only three games left before the end of the campaign, that it could be the last outing he makes this year.

He said: “Ryan has done the back of his knee a bit and I hope it’s not too serious, but it could be his season finished now.”

However, he is hoping that two other members of his squad may return after Matt Paine and James Mulley were out at the weekend.

The Braintree boss added: “Painey wasn’t fully fit and James Mulley wasn’t either, but I hope both of them or at least one of them may be fit for Tuesday.

“We’ll go again and see how we do.

“It’s a long journey to Southport so we’ll be home at three or four in the morning after it – lovely, that’s all we need.”

Meanwhile, Devonshire has a choice to make over the goalkeeping berth for their trip to Southport.

He said before the game against Aldershot that he would be alternating Nick Hamann, who has been Braintree’s first-choice keeper all season, with Carl Pentney for their remaining games.

Former Colchester United keeper Pentney made his full Iron debut on Saturday and impressed his manager, but Devonshire now has to decide whether to start him or not at Southport.

“It was good for Carl to get a run-out,” he said.

“He did well and he did well with his kicking.

“There wasn’t a lot to do, but what he did do, he did well.

“He had no chance for the Aldershot goal.”