Mitch Brundle knows Braintree Town will need their 12th man on Saturday.

The 21-year-old Iron midfielder has scored what has turned out to be the winning goal in both of their last two Vanarama National League games to set up a potentially history-making day this weekend.

They face Altrincham at the Avanti Stadium knowing just a point will seal a top-five finish and a coveted berth in the end-of-season play-offs.

However, Brundle and his team-mates are under no illusion that Altrincham, who will be fighting for survival at the other end of the table, will make things tough for the hosts and he has called on a vociferous home crowd to roar them on.

“The fans are our 12th man,” said Brundle, whose goal at Wrexham last weekend sealed a 3-2 victory.

“Playing at Wrexham, they were fantastic and even though there was less than 100 of them, you could hear them over the four and a half thousand home fans.

“That makes you feel so proud and keeps you going.

“Sometimes in games you feel that your body has had enough, but when you hear support like that it kicks you on to another level.

“I know for sure that we’re going to need that again on Saturday.”