George Borg will be taking charge of Braintree Town when they head to Slough Town in Vanarama National League South on Saturday after the departure of player/manager Jake Hutchings.

After just three games at the helm, Hutchings has decided to step away from the club due to commitments with his young family.

He told the club that he would be leaving on Thursday night after having organised training and arrangements for Saturday's match and Borg, who came in as first-team coach to work alongside Hutchings, agreed to lead the team at Slough.

In a statement on his personal Twitter account, Hutchings said: "My time @braintreetownfc has come to end.

"Been a massive rollercoaster this season and grateful for the opportunity given to captain and manage the club what a dressing room we had. "A big thank you to the fans who travelled home and away.

"Wish you all the success in the future."

It was a brief time at the helm for the 25-year-old and one that proved tough on the pitch.

He had been made captain by former manager Glen Driver, but after Driver's departure last month, Hutchings stepped up to get the team organised ahead of their trip to Hemel Hempstead.

After a positive show there, when Iron won 3-0, he was appointed as player/manager, but the next three games proved tough as they were beaten 6-2 at Welling United and 4-0 by Hampton & Richmond Borough at home as well as going down to a 2-1 defeat in the FA Trophy by Yate Town.

It means Braintree have won just one of their last eight games across all competitions, but chairman Lee Harding said he had sympathy with Hutchings' situation.

He said: "I understand and appreciate the reasons behind Jake's decision.

"With a young child just a few weeks old, taking on the extra responsibility of managing our Club does take significant time and Jake said that he had decided to take a break from football to concentrate on his family.

"We will always be grateful to him for stepping in to steady the ship and wish him well for the future.

"We ask that all supporters get behind George and the team at Slough tomorrow (Saturday) before we then have a two-week break to get ourselves prepared for the busy holiday schedule."

Borg has already moved to make changes to the squad with two new additions to the first-team ranks.

Returning to the club is Dan Matsuzaka, who has rejoined Iron following his departure from Sutton United.

The 22-year old centre-half played 12 matches at the end of last season.

Stepping up from the club's academy is Frankie Stone.

Stone is 18, is a former Colchester United scholar and can play on the left in either attack or in a midfield role.

Both players will be available for the trip to Slough Town, however, Jason Banton has left the Iron to join Romford.