Braintree Town manager Danny Cowley admits he may still some injury concerns ahead of his team’s Vanarama National League trip to Wrexham on Saturday.

With the Welsh side declaring a clean bill of health, Cowley said Dan Sparkes is still struggling with a sinus infection and has another viral illness so may be missing, while Sean Marks is still a doubt due to the hamstring problem that he has.

Chez Isaac is another with a hamstring injury that may keep him out for the trip to Wales and Taylor Miles has an ankle problem that he picked up in the game at Gateshead last weekend that will need a test ahead of the game at Wrexham.

However, Cowley was more positive over the fitness of Matt Paine after his comeback from ankle ligament damage.

He came on as a second-half substitute at Gateshead and the Iron boss was pleased with how the experienced defender had come through the game, although he said his rehabilitation would have to continue to be monitored properly due to the nature of the original injury.

Cowley said: “It’s important to still be careful with Matt as ligament injuries need proper strengthening.

“Ligaments lose their memory when they are ruptured as Matt’s were and you have to retrain them to stabilise the ankle or you run the risk of rolling the foot again.”