Braintree Town manager Danny Cowley expects to bring in another goalkeeper after Nick Hamann signed for the Iron’s Vanarama National League rivals Woking.

The 27-year-old German-born keeper (pictured left) won’t be returning for a third season with the Iron and Cowley admits he is looking to bring in another keeper.

“We had conversations with Nick but weren’t in a position to offer him anything and he’s taken up an offer at Woking,” he said.

“It was a difficult decision as I agree with Brian Clough and think the goalkeeper is the most important signing that you’ll make as a manager.

“It can earn you more points than probably any other player so it’s an important one for us.

“Nathan McDonald will come back and he will have an opportunity in pre-season.

“We know Nathan from his Southend days and I watched him for Braintree under Rod Stringer, but we will be be bringing someone else in as well.”

See this week's paper for the full version of this story with more on Danny Cowley's thoughts on goalkeepers in his squad.