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Braintree Town are hoping for support in Football League application
10:18am Friday 27th September 2013 in Sport
BRAINTREE Town’s board of directors are backing the Iron’s application for a place in the Football League and the club are now hoping Braintree Council will add their support.
The Gazette revealed last week that Braintree are set to make a historic application so they are able to go up if they either win the Skrill Premier or its play-off final in May.
It is a landmark move that has now been backed by the Iron’s directors, but they know they will need support from the council as there would have to be upgrades made to the Amlin Stadium to satisfy Football League requirements.
Braintree chairman Lee Harding said they were waiting to hear from the council to get their early feedback about the plans, but hoped it would gain a positive response.
He said: “We had a long chat among the directors and the consensus was that it was something we must do based on the progress that we are making.
“We have taken the view that we will go for it and while there are no guarantees about anything, we are playing well enough at the moment to be up there at the end of the season.
“It’s not just our fans, it’s the players as well who are pleased to hear this. “They have to have belief in their board so that if they have a good season they will be able to take part in the play-offs. And our sponsors and advertisers are happy as well.
“We are getting positive messages from lots of people, but we are waiting to speak to the council at the moment.
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