Hakan Hayrettin believes that Vanarama National League opponents will be starting to view Braintree Town as a tougher prospect after their excellent display and performance at Bromley.

The Iron's 4-2 win at Hayes Lane means the side have now taken seven points from a possible nine since Hayrettin took over as caretaker manager following the departure of Brad Quinton at the start of October.

A Reece Grant brace and strikes from loanee Virgil Gomis and Lyle Della-Verde gave Braintree the goals they needed to hold off some intense pressure from Bromley, especially in the second half after the hosts had brought the score back to 3-2.

However, the Iron held firm to secure back-to-back wins for the first time this season after Saturday's 2-1 home success against Dover Athletic and Hayrettin feels they are just utilising their prime assets in an effective manner.

“I thought we fully deserved the win," he said.

“We’ve now played two teams (in the last two games) who are probably in a financially much better place than us and we have come out fighting.

“We’ve held no punches and scoring four goals away from home against Bromley is a great achievement.

“The way I play is with a high tempo and the players have had to get used to that.

“It’s never easy when a new manager comes in; the old manager was not a bad manager – he never was, but it’s just that his way wasn’t working with these players.

“I’ve come in, though, and I’ve identified what is needed.

“I said to them ‘tell me what you are good at’ and I’ll make you better at what you are good at.

“We’ve identified certain things and one of those is that we have pace, so why not utilise it.

“We will make mistakes because we’re not perfect, but if we can defend like we can defend in certain areas of the pitch and break with the quality that we have, then we will score goals.

“It was a great win and a great boost for the club.

“To go to Bromley and score four goals was unbelievable.

“We’ve scored 14 now if you include the Essex Senior Cup game since I’ve come in; we’ve scored more than we’ve let in, so on an average, you’re going to win more than you lose.

“People are now starting to think ‘if we go to Braintree then it’s not going to be that easy’.

“This is management.

“You have to get the best out of your players.

“If you stroke them, if you wag your finger at them, if you leave them alone so they are wondering if they’re wanted, you have to manage them.

“That’s all we have done.

“Sounds easy, doesn’t it? But if it was then everyone would do it."