BRAINTREE Town boss Brad Quinton is looking for the resilience of his players to shine through again after the disappointment of their FA Trophy exit at Brackley Town.

Just as had been the case in the FA Cup earlier in the season, the Vanarama National League North club proved an unhappy hunting group for the Iron as they were beaten 2-0 in their FA Trophy first round replay.

However, with important Christmas games in the Vanarama National League South coming up, Quinton knows there is no room for his players to dwell on their disappointment.

They have back-to-back games against local rivals Chelmsford City coming up, but before that is a trip to leaders Dartford on Saturday.

The Darts also tasted Trophy dismay on Tuesday as they were knocked out after extra-time and penalties by Boreham Wood and Quinton is looking for a strong response from his players.

He said: "Dartford were taken to penalties on Tuesday so there was no respite for them either, but it will be a massive occasion on Saturday for both sets of players and fans and we'll be getting our players in the right frame of mind.

"There is a long way to go whatever happens on Saturday.

"But one thing about this group of players we have is that whenever we have lost or had a disappointment like we had at Brackley, we have always bounced back and I'll be making that point to them again.

"You want to be playing in front of the big crowds like we expect to be doing over Christmas, but we deserve that as we are one of the teams who have put themselves up there to be in contention and I feel that's a complement to us.

"It will be how we pick ourselves up from a disappointment, but I think we are pretty good at doing that."

Quinton said he had no fresh injury concerns ahead of the game, but added that St Albans City had put in a seven-day approach for striker Dernell Wynter, who had been given permission to talk to their National League South rivals.

The Iron boss also said that he was in talks with a Football League club to bring in a player if he needed to bolster his squad and felt something may be sorted in time for the trip to Dartford.