LUKE YOUNG wants Wrexham to seize the moment when they take on fellow strugglers Chesterfield at The Proact Stadium and make the most of the opportunity in front of them.

Dean Keates' side go into the clash on the back of a three-game unbeaten run which leaves the 19th placed Reds five points above Chesterfield, who fill in the final spot in the National League relegation zone.

Not only would three points put more distance between Wrexham and the Spireites, Young knows there is also an opportunity to steal a march on some of the teams around the Reds who are not in action.

"You have got to have something to build from and the last three games have certainly set us up for that, especially having three clean sheets and scoring five goals," said Young, who helped Wrexham secure back-to-back wins against Woking and Harrogate before last Saturday's goalless draw with Dagenham.

"It was disappointing not to come away with a win against Dagenham but sometimes you just have to grind out a result with the conditions and how the game was going.

"We have got a couple of big games coming up against teams in and around us. "With playing Chesterfield who are below us, there is a chance to put a little bit of distance between us and them, and also catch a few teams above us that are not playing.

"It is a big opportunity for us to go out there and kind of put a statement out to say we are on the up."

Inconsistency has blighted Wrexham's campaign but Young feels the unbeaten run has restored confidence in the battle to beat the drop.

"It has been a bit indifferent with win, loss, win, loss," said Young.

"We have had nothing to build on. You go into a game confident after a win, you get beat and you are back to where you were before.

"But we have had three solid performances and probably three different performances, we have shown ways of winning games and also ways of grinding out results because it is not always going to go your way.

"Going three games unbeaten has been key for us moving forward."

Wrexham were without an away win all season until they triumphed 2-0 at Eastleigh on December 3.

Back to back defeats on the road at Sutton and Maidenhead followed but Wrexham have won both away games this year at Chorley and Harrogate, with Young keen to make it a hat-trick against Chesterfield.

"You go from not winning so many games away from home in 'x' amount of months to getting three away wins," said Young.

"At the start of the season we were struggling to win a game, let alone win away from home.

"We are going there full of confidence. Chesterfield will be looking to bounce back from a 3-0 defeat so we have got to go there and put our game onto them, and hopefully we can carry on the mini-run we are on."

This is the fourth meeting between the sides this season and Young is looking forward to the contest which kicks off at 1pm. "We know each other inside out but we have got a couple of new players in and a little bit of a change in formation to what we were playing earlier on," added Young.

"They have got a new manager so it sets up for a really good, exciting game and hopefully we will take a few fans up there for the early kick-off, and they get behind us."