MANAGER Brad Quinton says he will do everything he can to make sure Diaz Wright’s loan stay with Braintree Town can continue until the end of the season.

Quinton was quick to sing the praises of the Colchester United midfielder after he came straight into the Iron’s line-up for their 2-2 draw with Wealdstone last weekend.

The U’s man had only had one training session with the Iron prior to the game and is likely to start again when they host Vanarama National League South basement boys Whitehawk tomorrow.

The Iron boss felt Wright’s contribution against Wealdstone was exceptional and while he was disappointed to see a two-goal lead levelled out in the second half, he was impressed by the U’s man’s determination and mature display.

“I just thought Diaz was absolutely superb and a credit to Colchester United,” said Quinton.

“The maturity of a young lad who grabbed the ball and dictated that second half when we’d been pegged back at 2-2 - to still drive us forward - was an absolute inspiration.

“It was a pleasure to watch.

“What a player he is.

“It was like a farmyard out there, but it didn’t bother that lad.

“There were no excuses from him.

“If the loan deal we’ve got for him isn’t until the end of the season I’ll do everything I can to make sure that I can keep him here.

“I’d love to have played alongside him because he is some player.

“To have come in and trained with us in the week, not really knowing technically how we play and to have grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck after we’d conceded two goals having been 2-0 up was immense.

“He still drove us forward and had the will to win tackles.

“He had a gash right across the top of his thigh but it didn’t faze him; I just think he’s going to be a very exceptional talent for Col U and I want to give him as much game time experience as I can give him at this level.

“He’ll go on to do very well at Colchester; I’m sure of that.”

Quinton was less satisfied with the performances of other members of his squad, though.

He said there were too many who hadn’t followed instructions given to them and that has given the Iron boss reason to ponder further changes.

While he feels he has the talent within his squad to sustain their push for a finish in the play-off positions, Quinton recognises that he may still need more experience in among his young players.

“It’s roll you sleeves up time,” added the Iron boss.

“Training has been very hard on these guys and it will get even harder.

“If I have to get someone in to do that then I will do.

“I have to juggle things though and that’s frustrating.

“We have gone so far in such a short space of time, but I’m the type of person who won’t think ‘I’m just going to have a rest for now’.

“I want to improve every single week and that’s what I’m here to do.

“It’s a good learning curve for me as a manager.

“Not being able to try to kick on to another level at the moment within having a great squad is the most frustrating thing for me at the moment.

“To bring in that one experienced player – that one golden egg – that could make all the difference.

“I’m doing all I can at this present time and I will keep doing it.

“I have plenty in mind and it’s a bit of both – short-term and long-term – that I’m looking at.

“It’s hard, though.

“I might have to get rid of two young players who have done well to get us there this season and that’s hard.

“I’m having to reel myself in and having to accept that we have overachieved this season if I’m being honest.

“I always want to encourage the boys to work hard and hit their peak and all I can do is keep striving and working hard for these young boys.”