Andy Mangan hopeful over Wrexham debt crisis

Wrexham striker Andy Mangan
Mangan joined Wrexham from Forest Green in January 2010

Striker Andy Mangan has revealed that manager Dean Saunders had to reassure Wrexham players prior to the match against Kettering.

The club were served with a winding-up order over a £200,000 tax bill on Friday.

Mangan scored the opening goal in a 2-0 victory which consolidated their play-off hopes.

"The gaffer tells us not to worry about things like that but obviously it's in your mind before the game," he said.

"He [Saunders] was very good and he just said 'don't worry about it'."

Mangan also revealed he was informed by a member of the club's staff before the game that the matter would be resolved.

"Before I came into the changing rooms one of the fellas who works here pulled me and said 'don't worry about the winding-up order, it's been sorted'," he said.

"Hopefully it has been sorted. It was quite a big lift really and you could see in the performance. I thought we played quite well".

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) issued the winding-up order on Friday and Wrexham revealed on their website that they owed HMRC "just under £200,000".

"I don't know how it's happened. It's not really any of my business," said Mangan.

"I don't think it will happen. I don't think they would let that happen especially if they are trying to sell the club.

"All the other stuff that's been going on we don't pay too much attention to it".

Second-half goals from Mangan and Dean Keates secured the win that keeps Wrexham on course for a top-five spot in the Blue Square Bet Premier.

The Dragons travel to Gateshead next Saturday before hosting Tamworth at the Racecourse on Easter Bank Holiday Monday.

And Mangan says that Wrexham are determined to secure their place in the play-offs on a good run of form.

"We want to win every game," said Mangan. "If you win every game you go into the play-offs on good form [and] people don't want to play you.

"[It's] Gateshead next Saturday [and] let's go and win there and we'll take it from there."