IN the short time he has been back in charge, manager George Borg has already started reshaping Braintree Town's squad, but he was expecting more changes to come over the festive spell.

Borg included new signings Stevie Sheehan, Brendan Ocran and goalkeeper Marcin Brzozowski in his starting line-up for the 3-3 draw against Havant & Waterlooville last weekend, while Gavin Hinds-Cadette and Jordan Chiedozie were on the bench.

All had joined since the previous game, but Borg insisted that, with two Vanarama National League South games against Chelmsford City and one against Concord Rangers over the Christmas and New Year period, he was looking to keep making changes.

He said: “I’ve still got more players who I’m hoping to bring in; big strong boys.

“A big strong centre forward, a strong midfield player and I’m looking for another two players to bolster the squad.

“A lot have gone, which was their choice, and I now have money to go and get more players and add even more quality.

“I’m hoping to get three or four in this week if I can get it sorted.

“Hopefully they’ll be in place for the Concord and Chelmsford games.

“But if not, then we’ll battle on."

The new additions came on the back of departures of Dipo Akinyemi, Jack James and Michael Clark as Borg brought in 29-year-old centre half Stevie Sheehan from East Thurrock United.

Borg felt Sheehan's experience would be important and made him his captain in his first Iron outing last weekend.

"Stevie's the sort of player we need to improve our defence," added the Iron boss.

"He'll be a big presence in the side and also in our dressing room."

Also joining were striker Chiedozie, who was returning for a second spell with the club and 26-year-old attacking right wing-back Hinds-Cadette, who came in from Berkhamsted.

Meanwhile, Borg made another change as he brought in goalkeeper Brzozowski on loan from Queen's Park Rangers.

The 21-year-old played against Havant & Waterlooville and Borg explained that he had been brought in as short-term cover for regular keeper Michael Johnson while he was rested due to an injury.