MANAGER Brad Quinton is once again looking to make changes to his Braintree Town squad as the Iron seek to end a run of poor form in the Vanarama National League South.

They are due to entertain strugglers Poole Town at the IronmongeryDirect Stadium on Saturday (kick-off 3pm) having taken just two points from their last six games and Quinton is desperate to turn that around.

Despite their poor form, Braintree are still eighth in the table and only ten points behind leaders Dartford, but Quinton wants to reignite his team’s play-off push with a strong performance in front of a big and vocal home crowd.

With that in mind, the Iron boss is looking to strengthen his squad following the departure at the end of last week of leading scorer Phil Roberts to Chelmsford City and, having brought in four new players at the start of this month, Quinton said he has been running his eye over some further trial players in training this week.

He said: “We have players coming in, with four or five this week, and if it’s right and within our means then we’ll look to get people in.

“Some players may need to go out to get others in, but we’ll deal with that.

“Our priority at the moment has to be putting the ball in the back of the net so I am looking at players up top, but maybe also a central midfielder to play a holding role.

“There were a couple of players who we were looking at last week and a few more have come in this week, so by Thursday, I’d hope that we may have something sorted if it’s right for us.”

Quinton admitted that there was little that he could do to stop Roberts joining the Clarets once their Essex rivals had offered the striker more cash.

“There was nothing I could do to stop him going,” added Quinton. “Teams have now come in for four or five of my players.

“There is money they are offering players and players need to make up their own minds about what is right for them.

“Phil Roberts is a great player and we wish him well, but it is about us as this club goes on no matter who is playing.

“You should put that shirt on with pride.

“It was frustrating to see him go, especially seeing him then sitting on the bench on Saturday. But what I’m concentrating on now is the players who are here.”

Quinton said he will have to make changes for the visit of Poole on Saturday as captain Marc-Anthony Okoye is suspended for two games after picking up ten bookings in the season, with Christian Frimpong likely to slot into the back line.

Ricky Gabriel is available again, though, after completing a three-match ban after getting sent off at Welling United.