JORDAN PONTICELLI says the delight of scoring his first Wrexham goal was overshadowed by the Reds leaving Chesterfield without anything to show for their efforts.

The striker, who has joined on loan from Coventry City until the end of the season, converted to make it 2-1 to the Reds in the 68th minute at The Proact Stadium.

It was the second time that Wrexham took the lead but the Spireites quickly equalised again and grabbed the winner in the fourth minute of injury time to snatch victory.

Even though he is off the mark after making his first start for the club, Ponticelli, paired in a two-man attack alongside JJ Hooper, says the goal was bittersweet.

"It is nice for a striker to get goals but under the circumstances, a loss isn't the best so it plays it down a bit," said Ponticelli.

"It would have been nice for at least a point, I think that is the least we deserved.

"I am here to score as many goals as I can. I am not a selfish player, I will assist the other guys and I think me and JJ worked well together.

"It is a team performance so if we are winning and I am not scoring, so be it, but as a striker you want to score goals."

Ponticelli raced onto Hooper's throughball and slotted past ex-Reds goalkeeper Shwan Jalal to open his account.

"I haven't played regular football for a while so I thought it would take a bit of time getting used to," said Ponticelli, who produced a lively display on his full Wrexham debut.

"But as soon as I got the ball and I ran through the middle of the centre-halves, I knew I was going to get a chance.

"It was just a case of keeping the ball down and getting it in the back of the net.

"It didn't help with the conditions because it was very sunny and I ran from not seeing anything to seeing everything, but it was a well taken finish.

"It is what I am about. I like to work hard and I get my rewards.

"The goal came from ratting about, I get my chance and I take it.

"The fans look like they took to it well! I thought I did alright."

Ponticelli also had a role in Wrexham's opening goal, the frontman making a run into the area following Jay Harris's quickly-taken free-kick and forcing defender Will Evans to head past the stranded Jalal.

"I think Jay will take that as an assist or a goal," said Ponticelli.

"But if I don't make that run, it doesn't happen so it was nice to get a goal early on."

Ponticelli felt Chesterfield's opening goal was offside and was not convinced that Curtis Weston's injury time winner, which struck the underside of the crossbar, had crossed the line.

"We watched the first one back at half-time and it was offside so we were hard done by there," said Ponticelli.

"I was stood at the top of the pitch so I couldn't see the third one but the way it has bounced out, I am not sure it has gone over the line. Personally I don't think so.

"A point would have been the least we deserved but I thought we should have won."

Defeat, which ended a three game unbeaten run, keeps Wrexham 19th in the National League but only two points above the relegation zone.

Ponticelli stressed the importance of Wrexham bouncing back with a victory at home to Torquay United on Saturday.

"Everyone watching would have agreed we were the better team," added Ponticelli.

"Conditions weren't great but we dealt with them well and to go ahead twice away from home is very good.

"We just need to have a good week's training, bounce back and see if we can get the win this weekend."