Braintree Town chase third straight win against Kidderminster
ALAN Devonshire’s young guns go in search of a third straight league win tonight, but it is one of Braintree’s elder statesmen that is taking the plaudits at the moment.
Seven of Iron’s team that defeated Tamworth, 2-1 on Saturday, were 25 and under and are looking to make it three out of three against rock-bottom Kidderminster, at the Amlin Stadium (7.45pm).
However, the driving force behind much of Town’s play, especially in the first half was Brad Quinton who, at 33, has no intention of slowing down.
The veteran linked up well with Ryan Peters on the right and has started the season on fire, scoring two goals already.
“He has trained really hard in pre-season and I was surprised how fit he was when he came back,” admitted Devonshire.
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“His legs tell him when he needs a rest and that’s why I took him off on Saturday.
“He was not happy about it but I like that attitude.”
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Michael Gash could be set to continue his partnership with Dan Holman in attack.
The on-loan Cambridge striker scored his first goal for the club on Saturday, with Holman netting his third in two games since signing from Histon.
His initial month loan spell comes to an end after the away game at Mansfield on September 16 and, for now, that will see the striker return to the Abbey Stadium.
“Michael has done great for us, he works his socks off and I have got a lot of admiration for him,” enthused Devonshire.
“I can’t speak highly enough of him but he is a Cambridge United player and, at the end of the day, it all comes down to money (whether Braintree can afford to keep him).
“That is why Kaine Sheppard moved on loan to Histon, when we brought Dan (Holman) in from there, because we need to balance the books and they needed a striker.”
Tonight’s visitors have suffered a nightmare start to the season, taking just one point from their opening five games, having finished sixth in Blue Square Bet Premier last season.