AKIL WRIGHT insists Wrexham won't dwell on their first defeat of the season and will be determined to get back to winning ways this weekend.

Wrexham went into Monday's clash against Solihull Moors at Damson Park sitting top of the National League after taking 14 points from the opening six games.

However, Solihull scored the only goal eight minutes from time to end Wrexham's unbeaten start to the season.

Wright admits Wrexham, down to second place, had under-performed but is just focussed on bouncing back with three points against Aldershot Town at The Racecourse on Saturday.

"We weren't at our best and we are not going to deny that," said Wright.

"Teams like this, we have got to come and steam-roll.

"We didn't have many chances which is not like us, we usually create a lot of chances.

"Going into the game I was confident we could win like I am every game.

"We are a good team and we have got to make sure we stick together.

"Yes, it is a defeat but we have got to keep our heads up and go again on Saturday."

Wright has backed Wrexham, who surrendered a two-goal lead and only drew 2-2 against Bromley on Saturday after conceding an injury time equaliser, to respond in positive fashion against Aldershot.

"It is one defeat, we have just got to keep going," said Wright.

"We have got the quality in the team to do that.

"We are focussed on the next game and every game we will try our hardest to win."

Wright enjoyed an impressive first half of the 2017-18 season but after sustaining an ankle injury at the end of November, he was unable to win his place back in the side after the turn of the year and found opportunities limited.

Back in favour under new Reds boss Sam Ricketts, Wright has started the opening seven games this term as the holding midfielder and the 22-year-old is in no mood to come out of the team.

"It is brilliant to be in the side and obviously I want to stay in there this time," said Wright.

"I don't want to be in and out of the team.

"I want to make sure that I cement my place now and play well each game, keep focussed and keep my head, and hopefully I will maintain my place for the rest of the season."

Wright has impressed in the role, winning the man of the match award for his performance against Bromley at the weekend.

Although happy with his displays, Wright is not getting complacent and believes he can get better.

"It has been a good couple of games for me in there," added Wright.

"I know when to go forward and I know when to stay.

"As the game went on against Solihull, I was getting more forward. We wanted to win the game at the end of the day.

"I am getting more confident as the season goes on and I am still learning the role but game by game, I feel I am getting better.

"But it was disappointing to lose against Solihull and it ruined it.

"We have just got to keep our heads up, it is one defeat and we go again on Saturday."