BRYAN HUGHES is looking for one final push from his Wrexham side in the quest for promotion.

Hughes, who became the third manager of the season after Graham Barrow and Sam Ricketts when he took charge in February, has guided the Reds to a play-off spot for the first time in six years.

Praising his players for dealing with the changes, Hughes wants to make the most of home advantage and negotiate the first step in the play-offs against Eastleigh tonight with the backing of Reds supporters at a packed Racecourse.

"I believe a lot in this squad, I have said that from day one," said Hughes. "It has been a fantastic season, we have had to deal with a lot of changes and that is testament to these players.

"They have been fantastic since I've come to the club; we have had our ups and downs but we are in a real good run of form at the moment with four wins from five.

"Now we find ourselves in a big play-off game at The Racecourse, which we wouldn't want it any other way.

"Our home form has been fantastic this season, we just need to produce again tonight.

"The players have worked hard in training, they know what's at stake; it has been a real tough campaign for them and it's all going to come down to these next 10 days hopefully and see where we end up.

"We will have a big crowd and they will have a big part to play. We need the fans to be right behind us, be that 12th man, and none more-so that tonight."

Hughes, who came through the youth ranks at The Racecourse, hopes to see the job through and lead Wrexham back into the Football League.

"I have got an affiliation with the club that goes back years being an ex-player coming through the ranks," said Hughes.

"It means the world to me to get to this position.

"The job is not done yet though from my point of view, I want to try and take us all the way; that is why I came to the club.

"We have given ourselves an opportunity, the first step is achieved in getting to the play-offs.

"It has been a progression as a club this season, the first time in six years we have been in this position.

"Now it is about taking it forward, giving the players confidence and belief to go and achieve something special this year."