Wrexham bid to seal Conference play-off spot

Dean Saunders
Dean Saunders has been Wrexham boss since his appointment in November 2008

Dean Saunders has called on his Wrexham team to secure their Blue Square Bet Premier play-off place at their Racecourse home against Tamworth.

The Dragons can move a step closer to their Football League redemption after three seasons in non-league with a win over struggling Tamworth on Monday.

Wrexham need a point to seal a play-off place and Saunders hopes his side bring some cheer to the crisis club.

"All the fans seemed to have had is bad news," said Wrexham boss Saunders.

"We have been a long time starved of success but we have got to the stage we are two wins away from League Two."

Wrexham ended their 87-year Football League status in 2008 when the north Wales club were relegated from League Two.

Saunders was appointed as Wrexham boss in October 2008 with the sole aim of getting the famous Racecourse club back into the Football League.

And the former Wales and Liverpool striker could achieve his goal in a turbulent season which has lurched from one crisis to another for Wrexham.

The club have been up for sale since January and the owners said last week that they are unable to put any more money into the club.

The Dragons also face a £200,000 winding up petition by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs.

So Saunders hopes his side can give Wrexham's troubled faithful a little relief on Monday by sealing a play-off spot.

Wrexham are bidding for their third successive win but need just a draw against Tamworth or away at Luton Town on Saturday to confirm a top-five finish.

"It would be nice to finish the job at the Racecourse in front of our own fans," said Saunders.

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