Gary Mills: Chester win would 'boost' Wrexham play-off bid

By Aled WilliamsBBC Wales Sport
Gary Mills
Gary Mills won the European Cup with Nottingham Forest in 1980

Manager Gary Mills says victory over Chester on Saturday would put Wrexham in a strong position ahead of forthcoming games against play-off rivals.

Wrexham are eighth in the National League, three points off the play-off places.

Six of Wrexham's eight games after Saturday are against sides currently in the top six, but Mills is not daunted.

"People say it's a tough run in but I think that's perfect for us," he said.

"It's the ideal opportunity for us because it puts it in our hands.

"We know we're not going to catch Cheltenham and Forest Green but as for the others we can actually catch them and the only way we can do that is to beat them

"We know if we get the three points on Saturday is a great boost for us."

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Fifth placed Braintree Town currently occupy the final play-off place on the same number of points as sixth and seventh-placed Tranmere and Eastleigh.

Wrexham are unbeaten in eight games, but lost 3-2 away to Saturday's opponents Chester earlier in the season.

Mills says Wrexham must remain focused and not get carried away by the occasion in Saturday's cross-border derby at the Racecourse.

"All week people have been saying to me it's a local derby, but that's not the most important thing for me. The most important thing is the three points.

"It's a massive three points at stake for us.

"Our mentality has got to be about doing our jobs.

"If you take your eye off the ball then you lose the game and we're all here to do a job."