Wrexham break frustrates player-manager Andy Morrell

Andy Morrell

Player-boss Andy Morrell has said Wrexham's 10-day break has come at the wrong time for his promotion-chasing side.

Wrexham are three points behind Blue Square Bet Premier leaders Fleetwood after Tuesday's 5-0 win at Ebbsfleet.

But the Dragons will have a free Saturday this weekend as Welsh rivals Newport are in FA Trophy action.

"Unfortunately we've got a little bit of a break now where we probably could have done with playing games," he said.

"We've had four games in 10 days and we'll recharge the batteries and go again for another spate of games which we've got to deal with after that."

Wrexham's next league game will be at home against Forest Green Rovers on Saturday, 24 March.

After losing at Stockport, Wrexham have won their last three games in the Blue Square Bet Premier, including a 2-0 win over fellow promotion hopefuls Luton.

"We came out against Luton and that was the pick me up we needed," added Morrell, who scored two goals in the victory at Ebbsfleet.

"A game like that against a really good team, that's kicked us on and spurred us on to the last two performances [against Barrow and Ebbsfleet] where I think we've been really solid and worthy winners.

"We need to be winning games if we are going to have any chance of going up automatic. If we can do that, we're in with a shout."

Wrexham's impressive win at Ebbsfleet came on the same evening leaders Fleetwood dropped two points following a 1-1 draw at Mansfield.

Second-placed Wrexham are now three points behind Fleetwood with a game in hand, but Morrell is not preoccupied with the results of their rivals.

"I've said all along and I'll say it again we can't worry about them," said Morrell.

"We can only worry about us. I thought we had a really tricky game down here to deal with but thankfully we did it right.

"It took us a couple of minutes to get going but I thought we were well worthy of it and a win down here is key."

Morrell praised the performance of midfielder Steven Leslie, who was among the Wrexham goalscorers at Ebbsfleet.

Leslie, who joined Wrexham from Shrewsbury Town in January, netted his first goal for the club in the 5-0 win.

"I think the team performance was spot on," said Leslie. "We worked hard throughout.

"To get my first goal is always good. Hopefully there's a few more to come.

"It's a good club to be at. They play the right football and they go in the right way about it and hopefully we can get promoted."

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