BRAINTREE Town assistant manager Tony Kinsella feels an enforced break from action has come at a good time for them, but it won't be a quiet time for the Iron.

Due to their FA Cup exit at Enfield Town two weeks ago, the Iron have been left with no action on the pitch this coming weekend, but Kinsella insists he and Driver won’t be sitting idle.

The Braintree managerial duo weren't happy with aspects of their team's performance as they beat Oxford City 1-0 last weekend and they are looking at changes for the squad that they believe will strengthen their playing resources.

The win against Oxford meant the Iron had taken 16 points from their last six Vanarama National League South games and it moved them up to fifth in the table, but Driver and Kinsella were not impressed with how their players allowed themselves to be dominated in the second half by the City side.

It was a display that fell short of what was expected - especially in Braintree's work rate when they were out of possession - and Kinsella felt there was room for improvement.

He said: “We are hoping to have two or three new faces in the building by next week.

“If we can get them, then great and we’re pretty confident we can.

“If that’s the case then we know the people we’re bringing in will improve us more as a side and I think once we really start dominating games, then people will see the true Braintree side.

“I think, at the moment, we’re probably 70 to 75 per cent of where we want to be.

“This break has come at a great time because we can now hopefully get two or three new faces in the building.

“We can work on it now.

“There may be a friendly this week but we feel we just need to work on being better out of possession than what we are at times.

“We know we can score goals – our goals-for record is good – and we know we can play on the counter-attack, but we have to be better out of possession.

“When we sit off the opposition we aren’t closing them down and denying them time on the ball and we are going to get punished for it if we’re not careful."

With the break in action this weekend, Braintree's next outing will come when they head to Tonbridge Angels on October 12.

The Iron have taken seven points from a possible nine in their last three away days and Kinsella said that form had been pleasing, but although they had now won four in a row on home turf, he and Driver were looking for more dominant displays at Cressing Road than the one against Oxford.

Kinsella added; “Away from home, I think we’ve been as good as most teams in the league.

“Going to places like Havant, Chippenham, St Albans and Concord and getting points shows we’ve had some great results away from home, but we feel, as a group, we have to start dominating games at home.

“I know we’ve won four in a row now at home but we are playing in patches.

“We played alright for 45 minutes against Oxford, but then we stopped.

“We didn’t start against Dulwich and we went in 1-0 down when it could have been three or four down, but we then picked it up in the second half and played for 45 minutes.

“But over a 90-minute game, we have to start dominating things.

“We know the opposition will have a period in a game, but we have to be better and use the ball better than we have been."