Two more key signings have been secured by Braintree Town manager Glen Driver as the new Iron boss continues building his squad for his first season in charge.

Adding to the signings of striker Tom Richardson and centre-half Jake Hutchings yesterday, Driver has now brought in an experienced goalkeeper and a pacey winger.

The goalkeeper is Michael Johnson, who has made over 150 appearances for Southern League premier division side Hitchin Town since joining them in 2014.

Johnson, who is 25 and nicknamed MJ, was also previously with Stotfold, where he made 48 outings for the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division club, before heading to Hitchin.

He subsequently made the number one shirt his own and became a fans' favourite due to his impressive performances, including some notable appearances in the FA Cup.

Driver said: "MJ helped them (Hitchin) reach the FA Cup first round for the first time in 23 years in 2018 in a run that saw him save numerous penalties in the competition.

"His penalty save at Leatherhead in the fourth qualifying round replay when Hitchin were trailing 1-0 started the comeback as they went on to win 2-1 in extra-time.

"His heroics came after he saved three penalties at Didcot Town in the second qualifying round to earn a penalty shootout victory.

"I'm confident he'll do well for us."

Driver's other new addition is left-footed winger Trey Charles, who can play on either flank and has joined Braintree from Bostik League South side Northwood.

Charles started as a trainee at Luton Town and made his senior debut at St Albans City during the 2012-13 campaign.

He then went on to play for Stotfold, Arlesey Town, Bedford Town, Colney Heath and Leverstock Green before joining Hitchin Town in the summer of 2017.

Driver said: "Trey did really well two years ago for Hitchin Town, scoring 12 goals in his first season - including a Boxing Day hat-trick.

"Having done so well at Top Field, I thought he'd got himself a deal at a big Scottish club in the summer of 2018, but the deal fell through and he then moved on to Northwood last season, where he scored four in 17.

"He'll enjoy the step up to the National League."