Glen Driver says he has been encouraged by the progress that he has made in building his Braintree Town squad in the first few days after becoming the Iron's new manager.

Driver was appointed as the man to take the Iron helm on Thursday and said it had been a hectic opening spell as he looked to get players on board.

He has already got two new signings agreed and said they would be announced once full registration procedures had been completed and he was well-advanced in sorting various other positions on the pitch.

While he knew it may be frustrating not to be able to name players just yet, Driver was keen to reassure Braintree fans that his first week in charge had been productive and we was set to meet a number of other players this week.

He said: "It has been a good few days and I'm glad with the progress that we've made so far.

"We're in a good position, with two players who have agreed to join and they will be properly announced in due course, but I'm speaking to lots more in various positions and we're progressing well."

The new Braintree boss said some other players had been invited to join his squad for pre-season training and he was also looking to arrange an in-house trial match for players involved in the club's youth and Academy structures to see if there were any "gems" who he felt would be ready to make the step up.