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Braintree Town boss Devonshire warns against complacency
8:00am Saturday 19th October 2013 in Sport
RELATIVE positions in the Skrill Premier table will count for nothing when Chester head to face Braintree Town today.
The visitors are third from bottom, but Braintree boss Alan Devonshire is warning against complacency for his seventh-placed team against a side who have secured draws against the division’s top two in two of their last three outings.
He said: “It reminds me of when we played Kidderminster at a similar stage in the season last year.
“They were near the bottom and people said they should be easy to beat, but just like Kidderminster were last year, Chester are in a false position.
“They were third or fourth favourite to go up at the start of the season and are still up there in my mind.”
Braintree will be without skipper Kenny Davis for the game as he is suspended after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season in the Iron’s 1-1 draw at Nuneaton last weekend.
Meanwhile, Iron chairman Lee Harding said there were no worries over the Amlin Stadium pitch after Wednesday’s Thurlow Nunn League division one game between Braintree Town Reserves and Haverhill Borough was postponed due to a waterlogged surface.
The club saw a number of games called-off last season because of a soggy pitch and invested in new drainage work last summer, but Harding said the latest postponement shouldn’t be a reason for concern.
He said: “It was freak weather with the amount of rain coming down on Wednesday afternoon, so we’re not worried about it.
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