BEFORE a ball was kicked at the start of the season, Wrexham were made clear favourites for promotion from League Two, but how many points does it take to go up?

Phil Parkinson's side won the National League last season in record-breaking fashion, amassing 111 points. 

Reds fans have become used to winning since Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney took over the club, and that has again been the case this season. 

After 33 games of the League Two season, the Reds currently sit 4th with 59 points, four points off top spot, and with a game in hand over 2nd and 3rd. 

Phil Parkinson's side has 13 games left this season, seven at the SToK Cae Ras and six away from home. 

With hopes of back-to-back promotions for the Reds, we've taken a look at what it usually takes to get promoted from League Two. 

In the past 10 years (excluding the 2019/20 season which was voided), an average of 88 points would see you win the League Two title. 

The highest points tally in that period was Northampton in 2015/16 who won the league with 99 points and 29 wins from their 46 games. 

In recent seasons, 91 points (Leyton Orient - 2023), 84 points (Forest Green Rovers - 2022), and 82 points (Cheltenham - 2021) have been enough to win the league. 

With three automatic promotion places up for grabs, the pressure to win the league is less prominent than it was in the National League. 

Over the past 10 years, an average of 82 points would see you clinch one of those three promotion spots, with most promoted teams winning 23 of their 46 games. 

The highest third-place points tally was 85, which was achieved by Doncaster (2016/17), Bristol Rovers (2015/16) and Bury (2014/15). Those teams won 26 out of their 46 games. 

Last season, Stevenage went up in second place with 85 points and Northampton took third spot with 83 points.

While Wrexham don't have a brilliant record in the play-offs, it is still a viable means of gaining promotion. 

Fourth to seventh gets you a place in the play-offs in League Two, with the traditional home and away legs before the Wembley final, unlike the National League. 

In the past 10 years, an average of 72 points would see you finish in seventh place, and therefore secure a place in the lottery that is the play-offs. 

The highest recent points tally for seventh place was Mansfield in 2021/22 with 77 points. Last season, Salford City took seventh spot with 75 points. 

Based on the averages in recent seasons, Wrexham would need 29 points from their final 13 games to win the league title. 

While 23 points would usually secure automatic promotion and 13 points would gain a place in the play-offs. 

The battle for promotion is a hotly-contested one, and with the Reds still having to play each of the top three, where do you think they'll finish up at the end of April?