Striker options pleases Wrexham manager Dean Saunders

Wrexham striker Marc Williams
Williams has made only three appearances for Wrexham this season

Wrexham manager Dean Saunders says Marc Williams and Nat Knight-Percival have played themselves into contention for Saturday's league visit of Kettering.

The forwards, who have played a bit part this season, scored a hat-trick each in a reserve match on Wednesday.

And with regular Mathias Pogba a doubt with a knee injury, Williams or Knight-Percival could be handed their first starts of the year.

"They are knocking on the door, trying to get into the team," said Saunders.

"And this is exactly what I want. I've told them they've got to cause me a problem. But it's a nice problem for me to have."

Pogba, Andy Mangan and Andy Morrell have been the favoured starters in Saunders' three-pronged attack of late, with Mangan (13) and Morrell (10) leading the top scorers chart.

But Pogba's injury could force Saunders into a change when the fourth-placed Dragons, looking to consolidate their place in the play-offs places, host Kettering at the Racecourse.

"Pogba is struggling with his knee, which is a bit of a blow," said Saunders, who saw his side throw away a 2-0 lead to draw at Rushden & Diamonds in their last game.

"He might be fit he might not be. But apart from that most of them came through a reserve game and they're all OK.

"Pogba made a goal last week for Mangan, who scored two. Andy Morrell has been nicking a goal and working his socks off. So those three have been doing well. Gareth Taylor is another one in contention."

Wrexham have four games left to seal a play-off place, and Saunders believes that wins over Kettering and then Gateshead away a week later could be enough to guarantee a top-five finish.

"Getting into the play-offs would be a terrific achievement for us," said Saunders, coming towards the end of his second full season in charge.

"We've done great all season. We've got 71 points, which would put us second in League Two so it shows how difficult this league is to get out of.

"We're in the driving seat and we can look down a bit and see who's coming. We know it's in our hands.

"If we win our next two games, we'll have a look at the league table then and it might tell a story of 'right we might need a draw' to get into the play-offs."

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