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Iron Look at Keeper as Naisbitt Calls Time

Alan Devonshire, manager of Conference Premier club Braintree Town, is hoping there will be no mechanical upsets as he looks to run his eye over a new goalkeeper when his team head to Witham Town for their latest pre-season action tomorrow.

With Danny Naisbitt (pictured) having retired, Nathan McDonald is now the Iron's only recognised first-team keeper and Devonshire wants to have a look at former Chelsea Academy player Nick Hamann at the Village Glass Stadium.

The 25-year-old from Dresden in Germany was due to appear at Braintree's 2-1 friendly win against Southend United on Wednesday, but transport problems scuppered that and the Iron boss hopes for better luck this time.

He said: "Danny has retired and I want to have two keepers again so I've got another – Nick Hamann – in, but he wasn't able to play against Southend because he had broken down on the way to the ground.

"He was waiting for the RAC to pick him up, so that was a good start for him but he'll probably start on Saturday.

"Nick was with Carshalton last year, but he has been on trial at Brentford.

"He's OK and we want to have a look at him."



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