Manager Hakan Hayrettin says Braintree Town's players have learned the hard way that they have to do the jobs they are given and he has been pleased to see them respond in their last two Vanarama National League games.

Hayrettin said his side were good value for money, despite their 3-1 defeat, at Harrogate Town last weekend and, although they were frustrated by conceding two late goals that saw them pegged back by Sutton United in midweek, he was pleased by a strong performance as they drew 2-2.

Even though his team are still bottom of the National League table ahead of Saturday's home game against Barrow, Hayrettin feels their latest outings have shown there are reasons to be positive and he is glad players are learning lessons.

He said: "The players felt like it was a defeat after the late goals on Tuesday (against Sutton), but we just have to keep going, keep driving on and doing the right things.

"When I came in, I felt there was no confidence and no structure, but we have brought that out of them.

"We've now stopped a run of three defeats and we have to push on now.

"Even in those defeats, although we were poor in the second half against Solihull, I thought we were good value against Aldershot and Harrogate, but did not get the rewards.

"I feel we've rectified what was lacking against Solihull.

"I just asked for more against Harrogate and for them to do what we are good at and they've responded.

"We want players to know their jobs and to do their jobs because they now know what happens when they don't do their jobs.

"We just have to keep pushing on.

"They felt like Tuesday's result was a defeat, but I said to them that it's another point and we now move on."