BRAINTREE Town manager George Borg says he is hoping to add ‘two or three experienced players’ to his squad following their disappointing start to the season.

The Iron were beaten 4-0 at home by Dorking Wanderers last weekend, to fall to their third successive defeat in the opening weeks of the National League South campaign.

Borg says he is has some talented young players in his squad but feels that needs to be complemented by the addition of more seasoned players.

He is hoping to make additions in time for Braintree’s next game, at home to Hemel Hempstead Town on Saturday week (October 31).

Borg said:“I’m trying to bring two or three experienced players in.

“We’re light up front, even though Liam Smyth has played really well.

“I’ve been looking for a striker all summer long.

“Some of the experienced players think that they’re worth a lot more than they actually are.

“I’m looking for someone who has played at that level who still really wants it and it’s not all about money.

“I’m also a bit sad from a defensive point of view.

“The marking last Saturday was atrocious as it was against Ebbsfleet and Chippenham, when we conceded and didn’t take our chance.

“That seems to be the story so far but in a nutshell, my side is lacking experience.

“They’re very young and they’re going to make mistakes and I have to now make changes and try and bring in some players who are going to battle hard and work hard – not that our lads haven’t but we work hard to get the ball back and then we lose it.

“We’ve got to be able to be comfortable on the ball, which we are when we’re playing games in training and some of the games that we’ve played.

“We had six or seven chances against Maldon and Tiptree and they got their one chance and took it.

“As we all know, that’s football but it’s very disappointing.

“I’m hoping to bring in two or three players before our next league game with some experience at our level.”

Borg was disappointed with the manner of his side’s defeat against leaders Dorking, last weekend.

“With the side we have, they are young players and they are going to make mistakes,” he added.

“Dorking’s first goal just before half-time killed us because once they get their noses in front, their quality will come through as we saw in the second half.

“They are good young players – whether or not they are ready for the battle ahead is something I have to make a decision about.

“They are good, young footballers but they do lack a little bit of strength and aggression, which is important at our level.

“The sides that we’ve played in the league have full-time, experienced players and we knew that they were going to be tough games.”