While he admits he is looking at bringing in more new players who can strengthen his squad, Braintree Town boss Danny Searle says chopping and changing his line-up may not be what is best for them at this moment in time.

Having lost 1-0 to Aldershot Town last weekend, Braintree head to Dover Athletic for an important game against another of their Vanarama National League relegation rivals on Saturday.

They will then host yet another struggling side - Chesterfield Town - at Cressing Road next Tuesday and Searle said he would bring in new players if he felt they would enhance his team's survival chances.

However, he also appreciates the need to have a settled side at a key point in the campaign.

He said: “There are some more players who we’d like to bring in to try and strengthen what we are doing.

“But we need to get some kind of consistency in what we are doing.

“Whether that is sticking with a shape or a formation then that’s what we’ll look for.

“We tried changing it a bit to face Aldershot because we knew how they would go and we tried to throw them off from the start.

“They were set up to counter us being a flat four but it didn’t work as we wanted it to and we ended up changing it towards the end.

“I’ll have to speak to the medical guys to see how we’re fixed before I start to think about changes but I have to be confident any new players will go out there with the right mindset.

“I have to be confident they will help the cause.

“If that means I have to change people then I will change them and I’m not afraid to do that, as you’ve seen already."