McDonald ready to take his chance in Braintree's starting line-up

Gazette: Nathan will be keeping it simple Nathan will be keeping it simple

Nathan McDonald knows he doesn’t need to do anything out of the ordinary to try to impress when he returns to the Braintree Town starting line-up tonight.

With Nick Hamann suspended after being sent off during the Iron’s 3-2 win at Luton Town on Saturday, McDonald is set to return to the team for their crunch Skrill Premier clash with Gateshead at the Amlin Stadium tonight (kick-off 7.45pm).

It will be the 22-year-old’s first appearance since Hamann took possession of the position at the end of October and he is keen to impress manager Alan Devonshire.

McDonald knows a good performance could see him stay as Braintree’s number one for their remaining three games as they continue to stay in the heart of the race for the play-offs but he won’t be doing anything silly as he looks to catch the boss’ eye.

He said: “When I came back into the team against Tamworth last year after a spell out I think it was one of the best games I’ve played so hopefully I can do something similar this time.

“I’ve just had to be patient and try to stay sharp while on the sidelines."

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