PAUL RUTHERFORD believes it is only a matter of time before he gets back amongst the goals.

The winger was twice denied by Bromley goalkeeper Ryan Huddart in Saturday's 1-0 win and also went close to breaking the deadlock before the Reds conceded the only goal in last Tuesday's defeat at Torquay.

Although he has been unable to add to this season's solitary strike in the 1-0 victory over Ebbsfleet on September 28, Rutherford feels a goal is coming.

"I have been testing the goalkeepers which is good for me," said Rutherford.

"I like getting in those areas to score goals and I think I have been unfortunate not to score more so far this season.

"I have worked the goalkeeper and I don't think I could have done much more with some of the efforts.

"Unfortunately for me the goalkeepers are pulling off worldies at times.

"I have just got to keep getting in those areas and if I keep doing that, they are going to go my way soon."

Although he never found the back of the net against Bromley, Rutherford had a hand in Luke Young's stunning match-winner.

Rutherford headed the ball to Young who scored with a spectacular volley from the edge of the area, and he heaped praise on the midfielder.

"It was an unbelievable goal, Luke caught it lovely. It was great technique, a great strike and a great goal," said Rutherford.

"I was made up for him that he scored that rocket. Luke is a top player for us with his energy and ability, he is a joy to play with."

Wrexham ended a run of six league games without a win by beating leaders Bromley, leaving the Reds two points adrift of National League safety.

Although he feels the Reds have played well in recent games, Rutherford knows results are all that matter.

"Performances need points on the back of them to become good ones," said Rutherford.

"For as well as we did at Torquay, ultimately we came away with no points.

"It was all about the three points against Bromley.

"We started a little bit nervous but grew into the game and as it went on, we became the better team.

"It was some goal to win the game and those three points were much needed."

But Rutherford admits Wrexham, who have only won four times in 20 league games this season, cannot rest on their laurels and need to continue picking up victories to improve their lowly position.

"It is a building block," said Rutherford. "We needed the points, there is no two ways about it.

"The position that we are in, we need to be winning games and beating the team who are top of the league at home is a brilliant feeling for us.

"We need to build on that momentum now and show people that we are in a false position, and we should be competing higher in the league.

"This is the lowest we have been in my whole time here.

"People have said the squad is the most talented, it is all well and good saying that but results are ultimately what we are judged on and they have not been good enough.

"It has been difficult and it has been horrible losing but it is a nice feeling winning and it is a feeling that we need to replicate a lot more.

"We need to make sure that we go and get another three points the next time we are in league action."

Wrexham take a break from their relegation battle this weekend when they host League One outfit Rochdale in Sunday's FA Cup first round tie and Rutherford described the clash as a "free hit" for the Reds. "It will be a good test for us," added Rutherford.

"Without being a pessimist or being negative, it is a free hit for us.

"They are two league's higher and doing alright in their division, and we are massive underdogs.

"It is a good chance for us to go and express ourselves, show them that we are a good side and we can give teams ranked higher than us problems."