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Braintree Town boss Devonshire wants his players to pick up the pace
8:00am Saturday 21st September 2013 in Sport
BRAINTREE boss Alan Devonshire has asked his players to speed up their passing when they hunt for their second home win of the season today.
The Iron welcome Southport to the Amlin Stadium (kick-off 3pm) looking for three Skrill Premier points after last weekend’s defeat at Grimsby Town and Tuesday’s 1-1 draw at Salisbury.
Braintree haven’t won at home since their opening game – a 2-0 victory against Woking – with defeats by Kidderminster and Barnet and a draw against Forest Green Rovers following.
But while results may not have gone their way, Devonshire feels his team have been playing well in front of their home fans.
He said: “I’m not too worried about the home form.
“If you look at it, we won against Woking, the Barnet game was a one-off after the two sending offs, the Kidderminster game was very even right up until the last minute and we could have scored before they did, and it was a draw with Forest Green Rovers.
“So I don’t think our home form has been bad at all.
“We’ve played three of the teams I think will be up in the top six at the end of the season and done well against them.
“But we’ve noticed the way teams are now coming and lining up against us.
“We have to make sure we move the ball quicker to get past them. I think that’s why our away form has been a bit better as people have to push on against us and we are good on the break.”
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