Danny Cowley will make sure there are no stones left unturned to make sure there is no pressure on him or his Braintree Town team when they face Altrincham tomorrow.

The Iron stand on the verge of making history and know just a point will secure them a place in the Vanarama National League play-offs.

Danny and his brother Nicky, who is assistant manager at the Iron, are no strangers to the tensions of play-off pushes, having successfully steered their previous club – Concord Rangers – through a number before coming to Braintree. So they know what needs to be done to prosper on a final day like the one their current charges have coming up.

“The over-riding emotion we have is pride, not fear,” said Danny. “We are proud of what we have been able to do.

“But we have to be non-emotional as being emotional is a waste of energy “We just have to focus on getting to our levels of performance. We have a game plan clearly set out and we have been working towards that all week.

“Nicky and I have been in this position before, though, at the business end of the season.

“Coming up to big games like this one, we make sure we work so hard and are so detailed so that when we get to Saturday, there has been nothing left and we know we have done everything in our power to achieve success.

“By making sure there are no stones unturned, when Saturday comes around there is no pressure as you know you couldn’t have done anything more.”