SHAUN PEARSON says Wrexham will get a better idea of how far they have come after 10 games - and he wants 20 points on the board by then.

Wrexham go into tomorrow's clash against Aldershot Town at The Racecourse on the back of a first defeat of the season at Solihull Moors on Monday, the Reds going down 1-0 after conceding a late goal.

Despite the loss, Sam Ricketts' side have enjoyed a superb start to the season and a return of 14 points from the opening seven fixtures leaves the Reds second in the National League.

Pearson stressed the need to build on that tally before taking stock of Wrexham's position in three games time.

"Obviously it was disappointing to lose," said Pearson. "But it has been a good start and it is still early doors.

"I always think it is 10 games where you know where you are at so it is now important that we bounce back in these next couple of games and make sure we don't let a very good start turn into an average start.

"If we can get a couple of wins and get to that 10 game mark and you are on 20-plus points, then you can look back and say very good start.

"It has been positive, it is just frustrating that one defeat."

Wrexham let slip a two-goal lead and drew 2-2 with Bromley after conceding an injury time equaliser 48 hours before the Solihull reversal.

Although the Bank Holiday double-header was not the most productive, Pearson feels lessons with be learnt.

"It feels like two defeats because of the situation on Saturday," said Pearson.

"If you come back and get a 2-2 draw from being 2-0 down, it feels a bit different.

"We have just got to learn from it. There are clear things we could have done better Saturday to see the game out, and things we could have done better on Monday where we had to see a different side to our game.

"We were just a little bit naive at times and that cost us."

Aldershot, who reached the play-offs in each of the last two seasons, have made a slow start and registered just their second win on Monday.

Pearson described the Shots as a good, footballing side and says that should make for an entertaining contest.

"Aldershot should be a good game, a bit different to Solihull," said Pearson.

"I am guessing they will play similar to what they did last year, very open and look to get it down and play football.

"They got a good result at the weekend after a not so good start but they have still got plenty of good players.

"It should be two good teams going at it."

Wrexham, still unbeaten at The Racecourse with a win and two draws to their name, are also at home on Tuesday when surprise leaders Halifax Town arrive at The Racecourse.

"Get Aldershot out of the way and then look forward to Halifax," added Pearson.

"If it was now it would be the top-two so potentially a top of the table clash."