BRAINTREE Town boss Ryan Maxwell says he could make changes to his side for their home clash with Dartford this weekend.

The Iron host the second-placed Darts at Cressing Road on Saturday, on the back of a disappointing 4-2 defeat at Essex neighbours Chelmsford City, last Saturday.

Braintree, who lie bottom of the table, have lost their last two league matches and Maxwell admits they will have to give everything in order to gain a precious victory.

Maxwell told the Braintree Town website: "Leading into the Dartford game, there potentially could be some changes made.

"I don't think anybody would raise an eyebrow after conceding four and three in our last two games.

"We'll prepare for what's going to be a very, very tough game that's for sure - they are a very good side with a lot at their disposal as well.

"We know that we'll have to be at our very best to compete with them but of course, we're going to give it our absolute all."

Braintree had led 2-0 at Chelmsford, thanks to goals from Taofiq Olomowewe and Tom Derry.

However, the hosts roared back in the second half with four goals in 16 minutes from Charlie Sheringham, Tom Wraight, Adam Morgan and former Braintree loanee Cameron James.

"Disappointed of course, having done so well for 45 minutes," added Maxwell.

"We were obviously very happy at half-time and I told the players they'd carried out the game plan extremely well.

"So we're very disappointed to eventually lose the game 4-2.

"But at the end of the day, it's only three points and we have to move on quickly."

Braintree will continue playing during the third national lockdown.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the tighter restrictions this evening in a bid to get the rising number of coronavirus cases under control.

But like the second lockdown in November, Iron will be able to carry on playing behind closed doors, along with the rest of elite sport.

Elite football includes the Premier League, EFL and the Vanarama National Leagues.

But the game at grassroots level will remain on hold, with academies also not allowed to play on.