OSCAR Borg insists that the spirit within Braintree Town’s squad is belying the situation that the Iron find themselves in in the Vanarama National League table.

They head to FC Halifax Town on Saturday still rock bottom of the standings and eight points away from the safety mark after they lost 4-0 against Ebbsfleet United on New Year’s Day.

It was a poor way to follow up an encouraging 1-0 win at fellow strugglers Maidenhead United last weekend and a missed chance to kick-start a much-needed run of form.

However, Borg insists that heads are far from going down among the Iron players.

The 21-year-old former West Ham and Aston Villa youngster only joined the Iron at the start of December, but he feels he hasn’t walked into a despondent group.

“Coming in has been a great experience,” he said.

“Hakan (Hayrettin) and Danny (Searle) have been amazing and all the boys are brilliant.

“You wouldn’t think that this is a team at the bottom of the league, but hopefully we can just push on now in the New Year and start getting results going our way.

“Hopefully we can get a bit of good fortune going our way and we can get the points we need to stay up.”

Braintree had chances to get something from the game against Ebbsfleet and Borg himself was culpable of spurning a shooting opportunity at a crunch stage in the game, but he feels the tide will turn if they stick to their guns.

He added: “The team does have a lot of quality in there; it’s just about us putting away chances when they come.

“We have to stay together and get some results because we have a great bunch of lads here and we’re working hard together.

“In training, everyone has been excellent so I hope that starts to show in the games coming up.

“I definitely don’t think it’s a hopeless cause.

“The performance at Maidenhead showed that when everyone is one it together and on the same wavelength, then we are capable of beating any team in the league.

“Hak and Danny keep saying that to us and we believe that ourselves as players.

“It wasn’t as good a performance as that against Ebbsfleet but hopefully, going up to Halifax (on Saturday) we can make it right and push on from there.

“Things have to change soon.

“There is still half a season left, but we need to start putting results together with points on the board to get up the table.

“Once a few results come together, confidence will build and we’ll get some momentum that will keep us up.”