MARK CARRINGTON is at a loss to explain why Wrexham have been so inconsistent this season.

The Reds had a mixed bag of results over the festive period with Dean Keates' side completing the double over basement side Chorley but also suffering a hat-trick of defeats.

Wrexham failed to string two wins together leaving them only two points above the National League relegation zone with 16 games to go, and Carrington knows there needs to be a big improvement in the coming months.

"The consistency has been our problem all season. We win and then we don't build on the back of it," said Carrington, the longest serving player in the squad.

"It is hard to put your finger on why we have not been doing that but the only thing we can do is keep plugging away and hopefully when we do get a win, we can rack a few together.

"If you'd have said to me at the start of the season that this is where you would be, I would probably have laughed you out of the building.

"But we are where we are and we are there for a reason.

"We need to make sure that we turn it around and we have a big second half of the season, pick some points up and get up that league."

Wrexham lost 2-1 at home to fellow strugglers Aldershot on Saturday and the Reds were booed off by supporters after the final whistle.

Carrington, one of the players to emerge with any credit, admits Wrexham could have lost by a lot more.

"If I do alright or whatever, if we don't get the three points then it doesn't really make a difference," said Carrington.

"Aldershot had a few more chances as well that they could have scored and we just didn't look at the races.

"I actually thought that we started alright and put them on the back foot a little bit but we just couldn't sustain that.

"Once they came into the game, we couldn't find a way to break them down.

"We had a few warnings and when the lad missed one on the line, I thought that could be the turning point we needed, that little bit of luck, and we go down the other end and get one.

"But they scored and it took the stuffing out of us; we never really looked like getting back into it after that."

Wrexham don't have a game this weekend and are next in action against Woking at The Racecourse on January 18.

Carrington won't mull over the Shots loss and is determined to put it right.

"You probably want to go again and try and get it out of your system as quick as possible," said Carrington.

"We have got two weeks now, we can't get down about it. It is not going to change it.

"We need to come in with a positive attitude and make sure that we put things right."

Keates expects to add new signings ahead of the Woking clash to give the relegation battle a boost, something that Carrington has welcomed.

"Ins and outs are part of football," added Carrington. "If we do get a few new faces in, it can only be a positive to freshen things up and see if they can bring an extra little dimension to the team; something that we are missing maybe."