JJ HOOPER wants to keep scoring goals to repay the faith shown in him by manager Dean Keates.

The striker joined Wrexham in the summer following his release by Grimbsy Town and has endured an injury-hit campaign.

Now back to full fitness, Hooper has started the last six league games and scored a well-taken goal in Saturday's 2-0 win against second placed Harrogate Town.

It was Hooper's seventh goal of the season and the 26-year-old was delighted to get on the scoresheet after being thwarted by Town goalkeeper James Belshaw twice in the first half.

"I was a bit frustrated because the goalkeeper saved my chance in the first half," said Hooper.

"I thought 'why not have a go?'

"I created the space and Paul Rutherford made a great run across to create a bit more space.

"I was a bit frustrated again last week against Woking, the goalkeeper saved two of my shots, so it was nice to get a goal.

"The gaffer has given me game-time which I appreciate, and I just need to repay him and repay the team; keep getting in there and trying to score."

James Jennings opened the scoring in the first half with a stunning free-kick and Hooper's strike after the break secured a second successive victory, and first ever for the Reds on a 3G pitch.

It was three points that mattered most to Hooper in Wrexham's fight against relegation.

"Jenno's finish was superb," said Hooper.

"He has been practicing in training and fair play to him, he has stepped up and produced.

"It was a good finish but the most important thing was the win, it gives us a bit of momentum.

"We have been winning and losing so it is nice to get two wins on the bounce, and hopefully that can continue."

Wrexham, who beat Woking 3-0 the previous weekend, have also kept two successive clean-sheets and Hooper wants more shut-outs and wins in the remaining 14 games.

"Harrogate are up there and are doing well so it was nice to get a win and another clean sheet," said Hooper.

"It is good that we are doing well at the moment but we have got to continue it."

Hooper believes Wrexham, who were put under immense pressure in the first half after taking the lead, are also starting to get the rub of the green.

"We have brought a few players in but there hasn't been much difference," said Hooper.

"Rob Lainton made a couple of good saves in the first half and we were putting our bodies on the line for the team.

"You need a bit of luck sometimes and I feel like we are getting that at the moment.

"The most important thing is when we have a little set-back like Aldershot, we have to respond and I feel like we have done that perfectly."

Wrexham entertain lowly Dagenham and Redbridge on Saturday before making the trip to Chesterfield, another team battling to beat the drop, the following weekend.

"They are two big games and hopefully we can get maximum points from them both," added Hooper.