Wrexham FC: Mark Carrington targets strong finish to season

Reporter:

Richard Williams

Mark Carrington believes a strong finish to the season will be the ideal platform for a successful 2017-18 campaign.

Wrexham go into tomorrow’s clash against Braintree Town at Cressing Road in good form, with the 10th placed Reds only losing once in eight outings.

Carrington, who has already signed a new contract keeping him at The Racecourse for next season, believes the future is bright – but stressed the importance of picking up positive results in the remaining 11 games this term.

“I’m delighted to get the contract signed and exciting times ahead,” said Carrington, who has been at Wrexham since September 2013.

“If we can finish this season off strongly and get the momentum running into next year, and hit the ground running, the start of next season we can be flying.”

Carrington, who has captained the side with Rob Evans on the substitutes’ bench in recent weeks, added: “I am enjoying my football.

“Since Christmas we have picked up some good results and it is good to be part of a winning team.

“I am very much enjoying captaining the side, it is always nice to lead the boys out and I will do that as long as I am asked to.”

Wrexham picked up just a third away win of the season, and first since they beat Boreham Wood on October 1, when they triumphed 1-0 at Solihull Moors on Saturday.

Carrington felt an away win was coming and is targeting another victory at Braintree. “We were keen to emphasise on Saturday that we had only won two away games,” said Carrington.

“We felt we should have won at Chester, Dover was a good point but possibly could have won so we were going in the right direction.

“We said it was important to pick up three points on the road and we did that, so it is a building block for us. “Braintree is always a hard place to go. We have just got to stand up strong and try to scrap out another three points.”

With defender James Jennings, pictured, ruled out because of a back problem, Carrington switched to left-back at Solihull.

Having played right-back and in midfield this season – Carrington has only missed two games – he was happy to fill-in.

“I think I have played everywhere for this club,” said Carrington. “I don’t mind, I will slot in wherever as long as it does a job for the team.

“It is just the other side to right back, I am not too bad with my left-foot so it doesn’t really make that much difference.

“We got three points so that is all that matters. We just need to get James back as quick as possible so I can get out of there!”

Jennings could return against 17th placed Braintree who are battling against relegation

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