After Saturday’s disappointing defeat to Wrexham at Meadow Park, The Wood will be hoping they can keep their excellent away form going tomorrow evening when making the short trip to Braintree Town.
It has been all change at Braintree over the past four months. After losing their highly rated manager Danny Cowley and his assistant Nicky Cowley to Lincoln City in the summer, there was also a max exodus of the playing squad.
Braintree then appointed ex Welling and more recently Forest Green assistant boss Jamie Day as their new manager. It was always going to be a tough job following the clubs exploits the previous season. A whole new squad barring 4-5 was required. Braintree got off to a bad start which ultimately led to the sacking of Jamie Day just last week.
They have since appointed another former Wood player in Hakan Heyrettin as the clubs new manager. Most recently the first team coach at Luton Town under John Still, Heyrettin has never managed at this level but has had stints with, Waltham Forest, Thurrock and Grays.
On the playing front the Wood snapped up two former irons in Matt Paine and their influential captain Kenny Davis as well as goal keeping coach Glen Johnson. All three I am sure will be relishing a return to the club.
Dave Stephens is the gaffers only long term absentee, following the injury sustained on the opening day of the season.
On the road the Wood have won 2 and drawn 4 of their 6 games on the road this season, and with another away game coming up at high flying Macclesfield Town on Saturday, the gaffer will be looking to get points on the board going into that game.
Last Season the Wood managed a 2-0 victory at Cressing Road, goals from Scott Doe and a screamer from Luke Howell. The Wood were also the only team to complete the double over Braintree last season.
The supporters minibus is full and we hope as many of the Wood Army as possible will make the trip to Braintree.