BOBBY GRANT understands supporters' frustrations and insists the players are hurting just as much as fans at Wrexham's lowly league position.

Third from bottom Wrexham go into tomorrow's game against leaders Bromley at The Racecourse sitting three points adrift of National League safety after winning just once in 15 games.

The players once again came in for criticism following Tuesday's 1-0 defeat against Torquay but Grant refuses to throw in the towel and is committed to helping Wrexham climb clear of trouble.

"I think people think the lads just go home laughing and joking - they don't," said Grant.

"The lads are hurting. It hurts me a lot.

"It is hard because no matter what you say, people have their opinion: 'the lads aren't trying'.

"We will continue to work hard, it is only us who can change it.

"The lads are down but you have got to man up, it is only us who can do it.

"We are the only people who can turn this around and if we can perform like that, it has to turn."

Wrexham were the better side in the first half at Plainmoor and also made a strong start to the second half as they had chances to go ahead but in-form Torquay took the lead against the run of play and held on for victory.

Grant feels the way Wrexham performed shows that the players care about the current situation.

"It is not through want of trying," said Grant. "Some people have their opinions, people who have never played the game are entitled to their opinion, but the lads are trying their best.

"It is down to us to take our chances and keep it out of our net.

"One lapse in concentration from Mark Harris and the ball is in our net; when it is going against you, it is going against you but I can only thank the fans who came down.

"The travelling support were outstanding and I can't thank them enough."

Grant was guilty of missing two good chances when Wrexham were on top in the first half.

But the Reds' seven-goal leading marksmen won't shy away from the fact he could have added to his tally and is even more determined to get back on the scoresheet against Bromley.

"We played well," said Grant. "When Torquay scored they had 10-15 minutes when they were on the back foot but it was all about us taking our chances.

"They had one chance and they scored, we need to start being more clinical in front of goal.

"Hopefully that can start tomorrow.

"Last month the goals were flowing, this month they are going to start flowing.

"I will just keep working hard on the training pitch and I will take one of them chances."

Bromley hold a one point lead at the top of the table but Grant insists Wrexham have got every chance of registering a first league win for Dean Keates since he returned to the club for a second spell as manager.

"Any team can beat anyone, especially at home," said Grant.

"We need to make that place a fortress again and it starts with us working hard on the training ground.

"We will dust ourselves down and go again against Bromley.

"The game is massive. We need that win to bring momentum and when you do win, the confidence starts flowing and who knows what could happen.

"The manager has come in, he has brought great ideas and we are all fully pulling in the right direction.

"We will try our best tomorrow to perform."