BRAINTREE Town manager Brad Quinton isn't worried that his players have another game to fit in tonight ahead of a testing run of Christmas action.

The Iron head to Vanarama National League North side Brackley Town for an FA Trophy first round replay after nothing could split the pair as they drew 0-0 on Saturday.

Both now know that, as well as the £6,000 first round prize money, tonight's victor will earn a home tie against Vanarama National League side Barrow AFC in the second round on January 13.

The first round replay is an extra game that Braintree have to fit in ahead of a tough-looking festive run, though.

They are facing a trip to Dartford, who they currently share the Vanarama National League South lead with, on Saturday, before back-to-back local derbies at home and away against rivals Chelmsford City over the Christmas and New Year period.

So another 90 minutes of action may not have been completely welcome, but boss Quinton knows his squad is up to the task.

"When I was playing, I know I'd have rather been playing matches week-in week-out rather than training," he said.

"So I'm not worried about that and it's good to still be in the draw for the next round.

"We'll work hard on Tuesday and we'll make a few changes.

"I will freshen things up as I believe in my squad and I know we have enough for each game - whoever we play.

"I'll see who can play and who is available to play."

Although he will be looking for a conclusive outcome in his team's favour tonight, Quinton felt the draw was a "fair result" when the Iron and Brackley met at the weekend.

He added: "You're looking at two good teams going at it against each other over 90 minutes and I think a draw was a fair result.

"Neither really had too much in the way of clear-cut chances so I think it was fair."

Barrow, who await the winners of the replay, are currently 19th in the National League top-flight table and earned their place in the second round with a 1-0 win at Nuneaton Town last weekend.