Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire is hoping Leon Constantine’s experience will boost his side’s Blue Square Bet Premier hopes.

The 33-year-old former Leeds United and Southend United striker has completed a permanent move to the Iron, after training with them in pre-season.

Constantine appeared as a second-half substitute in Braintree's 5-0 win over Grimsby Town, last night.

Devonshire said: “We have a lot of games coming up on a Saturday-Tuesday basis and they will more than likely be physical, so I may need to freshen things up sometimes.

“I need four strikers and Leon will bring us a lot of experience.

“He has played at a high level and scored goals for York in the Conference last season.

“Sean Marks was the oldest player in our starting line-up last Saturday at the age of 26 and Leon will give us extra experience.”

Devonshire confirmed winger Kevin McLeod has signed but is currently sidelined through injury.

Meanwhile, defender Ryan Peters is likely to be given 70 minutes for Braintree reserves when they take on Ebbsfleet tonight.