BRAINTREE Town manager Brad Quinton was pleased with how his players responded to a change in formation that he employed for their 3-0 Vanarama National League win against Bognor Regis Town.

The Iron's victory came courtesy of three quality goals from Dernell Wynter, Karl Oliyide and Marcel Barrington, but it was a result built on a hard-working team performance against a Bognor side whose display belied their lowly league placing.

Quinton had asked his team to line up differently from how they had been, with three central defenders flanked by two wing backs, two players in a tight central midfield and a three-pronged attack.

The Iron boss explained that his hand had been partly forced by a couple of injury concerns, but he was delighted to see them show once again that they had the adaptability that he values in his players.

"I was looking at the opposition and how we could play," said Quinton.

"We had Jon Muleba and Luke Allen out injured and Phil Roberts and Marc Okoye have been carrying little injuries so I wanted to play with what we had and I was very pleased with how they all did.

"We are getting to a time where injuries are being picked up and they have to deal with it.

"You have to man-manage it sometimes, but it was very pleasing to see the football that we played and the chances that we created."

One key role in the new-look formation was the moving of Ben Wyatt from his more usual position out wide on the left into a central area where he impressed alongside Billy Crook.

"I've said from day one that I want players who are comfortable in different positions," added Quinton.

"Having someone who is just in one position is no good to me; you have to be able to play elsewhere whether we have injuries or during a game when someone is caught out of position.

"You have to do a job.

"Ben is certainly someone who can do that.

"He can play left side of centre-half, left-back, left midfield, left wing back, central midfield and that's pleasing to have.

"But if you look at our squad, a good 85 per cent of them can do that.

"It was pleasing that Ben stepped into the middle and did a great job alongside Billy."

Quinton said that Allen was out for the visit of Bognor with an ankle problem and Muleba had taken a knock at back of his knee, both from the previous game against Havant and Waterlooville.

The Braintree manager said that it was possible that both could be back available for his team's trip to Poole Town on Saturday, but they would be assessed ahead of the game.