SAM WEDGBURY admits he couldn't sleep in the run-up to the cross border derby because he know how important it was to beat arch rivals Chester.

Wrexham triumphed 2-0 at The Racecourse on Sunday, completing the double over their arch rivals for the first time since the 1976/1977 season.

Although he knew it was crucial to pick up a much needed win after a spate of draws to maintain the promotion challenge, Wedgbury says it was more significant because of who Wrexham were facing.

"It was nice to do the double over Chester," said Wedgbury. "I have been told it has been a couple of years since we have done it.

"We knew what the derby was about as a squad, the gaffer has played in them as well and been here a long time, and we knew what it means to the fans

"It was vital to get a win but more so because it was Chester. That's just how we are.

"I hadn't slept a wink all week, I have been up early in the mornings thinking about it.

"That's what it does to you because you know how much it means to the supporters and the lads as well."

Wrexham, who won 1-0 at The Deva Stadium in November, sealed victory thanks to second half goals from Scott Quigley and Nicky Deverdics.

Although supporters were frustrated Wrexham hadn't broken the deadlock in the first half, Wedgbury insists the Reds were happy to play a waiting game and the 20th league clean sheet of the season set a new club record.

"At half-time a few fans voiced their opinion coming in at 0-0 but for half-an-hour of the first half we dominated." said Wedgbury.

"We had all of the ball looking to cut them open but sometimes you have to have the extra sideways pass to go and penetrate forward.

"Fans want to see goals which is nice but we have got to manage the game as we did.

"We can't just run around like headless chickens, we have to pick and chose when to go.

"We have got an experienced bunch of lads who know when to go and know when not to, and 20 clean sheets is not pot luck.

"It is massive to get two goals and a clean sheet again."

Wrexham climbed up to fourth position, eight points behind leaders Macclesfield Town, and Wedgbury is aiming to make it back to back wins at Woking on Saturday.

"We will go to Woking full of confidence," said Wedgbury. "They are decent at home but we can go there and win.

"We have got to put some back-to-back results together so there is no better way to do it."

Quigley, who scored his seventh goal in eight games since joining on loan from Blackpool, is still setting his sights on the title but the striker won't be fazed if Wrexham have to settle for a play-off spot.

"Other teams have got to bottle it but we just keep going," said Quigley.

"Just worry about ourselves and hopefully the plaudits will come our way.

"If it is top, happy days, but if it is the play-offs then we will go through that.

"It doesn't matter as long as it is promotion."