Braintree Town sign Matt Johnson and Aryantaj Tajbakhsh

Matt Johnson
Matt Johnson has also played for Aveley

Blue Square Bet Premier side Braintree Town have signed midfielder Matt Johnson and striker Aryantaj Tajbakhsh.

Johnson, 21, was released from Dover Athletic earlier this week, after joining them from from Rushden & Diamonds in the close season.

Tajbakhsh, a 20-year-old from Turkey, was last at Medical Park Antalyaspor, a club in his homeland.

Meanwhile, Sam Lechmere and Sean Francis have left Cressing Road to drop down to regional leagues.

Braintree's midfield was depleted earlier this week when Merrick James-Lewis returned to Southend.