Danny Cowley is determined that he and his Braintree Town players will enjoy their time in the limelight this week.

The Iron’s 3-2 win at Wrexham on Saturday has placed them on the cusp of a finish in the Vanarama National League play-offs this season.

It means they need just a point from their final game of the regular campaign – against Altrincham at home on Saturday – to seal a top-five spot and stay in the race for promotion to the Football League.

A big crowd is expected for the live televised game, which kicks off at the Avanti Stadium at 5.30pm, and Cowley wants his players to embrace the occasion rather than be intimidated by any thoughts of what is at stake.

However, he isn’t underestimating the size of the task still ahead of his team as Altrincham will be desperate for points themselves as they battle against relegation.

“It will be our toughest game of the season – no doubt about it,” said Cowley.

“It will be and we’ve had a few tough ones this year, I can tell you.

“But this will be the toughest.

“Altrincham are a good team and they’ll be in there fighting for their lives.

“We will dust ourselves down.

“It was important to enjoy the win at Wrexham – not too much, but we did enjoy it and we’ve now got our focus on Saturday.

“We’ll enjoy it.

“We have to because we’ve worked so hard for it.

“If you can’t enjoy these moments, then what do you do it for?

“So I’m determined that we will embrace it and really enjoy it.”

One concern for Cowley ahead of the game against Altrincham is the fitness of midfielder Alex Woodyard, who went off at Wrexham after taking a knock to his ankle.

Cowley added: “Woody has got an ankle injury that doesn’t look great and we’re having to monitor that one.

“We’re waiting until it settles down.”