NEW Braintree Town manager Glen Driver is promising Iron fans that he will not put out a team that plays on the back foot.

Driver has taken the helm at Cressing Road following the departure of Danny Searle and is busy building a squad ahead of their pre-season fixtures as they prepare for the coming Vanarama National League South campaign.

It is likely to be a hectic few weeks for Driver ahead of his team's first pre-season outing at Newmarket Town on July 6, but he knows the type of player he is looking for.

He was a forward himself in his playing days and with his team at his former club, Leiston, having had a reputation for being on the front foot, is guaranteeing that his Braintree side will also play an "attacking brand of football".

The new Iron boss said: “My philosophy is very simple and it’s something I was told when I was a player – be good when you’ve got it, but be even better when you haven’t.

“That is something we will demand off our players.

“We will play an attacking brand of football and we will try to pass and play from the back.

“When teams who came and played Leiston in the past, I had conversations with them and they said we had been one of the best footballing sides they had come up against in the last couple of years along with Dulwich (Hamlet).

“That is what we will put out here.

“We will put out a team that will get the ball down and be brave.

“Brave players aren’t ones who go around kicking people, brave players are the ones who get on the ball and are positive.

“We will go out to try to win every game of football.

“I’m not a lover of a 4-5-1 system.

“I’m more of an attacking manager – a 4-3-3, a 3-5-2, a 4-4-2 – and I hope if we can get the right players into the building, that they will buy into that and we will play an attacking brand of football."