BRAINTREE Town manager Glen Driver says it is time for his players to "look at themselves" to get their Vanarama National League South campaign back on the right track.

Taking just one point from their last four league games has seen the Iron drop out of the play-off places ahead of a trip to fourth-placed Hemel Hempstead on Saturday and Driver wants to see a reaction to a disappointing display last weekend.

That saw Braintree beaten 3-0 at home by rock-bottom side Hungerford Town and the Iron boss felt it was the type of performance after which everyone involved need to examine their own contributions.

Driver said: “I don’t think confidence is a problem at the moment, but consistency is.

“There are people out there who were excellent on the Tuesday against Maidstone and they then looked like they’d never had a game of football in the next one against Hungerford.

“You can’t do that.

“It’s hard to put your finger on why that is with people who have been so good one game to then being so poor in the next.

“That doesn’t come down to systems, that’s down to players and unfortunately we were carrying three or four on Saturday.

“Individuals need to look at themselves massively and we’ve said that to them.

“I’d never throw any of my players under the bus but sometimes you have to look at yourself before you look at others.

“We had players who started well but grew worse as the game went on.

“We know where we are at and we have one or two who just maybe aren’t quite good enough at this level.

“But we know that we need the squad to be settled and have tried to leave it for a while.

“We’ve had some great results this season, but then there have been some poor ones and against bottom sides in this division – Hungerford and Tonbridge – we have let ourselves down.

“People will say how can you put your finger on that but you can’t always.

“You can only pick a side that you think will win a game of football.

“It’s how those players go out there and perform."

Driver said he expected Tom Richardson to be missing for the trip to Hemel Hempstead as the striker was still struggling with an Achilles injury.