Braintree Town boss Robbie Garvey has insisted it will be business as usual tonight when he returns to former club Thurrock.

The Iron manager is still something of a cult hero at Ship Lane.

As a tough-tackling midfielder, he played in Fleet’s first-ever game in 1985.

He clocked up more than 150 appearances for them, during two spells at the club.

Now Braintree manager, Garvey is vying for a Blue Square South play-off spot with his former team.

The two sides meet this evening, with just two points separating them in the table.

Garvey told the Gazette: “My playing career finished 100 years ago!

“It’s about my team tonight not me but I had some enjoyable years there.

“I have a lot of good friends there and get on well with their chairman and manager, Hakan Hayrettin.

“But it’s a case of getting on with business when the game kicks off.”

Meanwhile, Braintree have confirmed they have re-signed former striker Bertie Brayley.

Brayley was recently released by Iron's Blue Square South rivals Bishop's Stortford.