TYLER GARRATT wants to play his part in helping Wrexham climb the National League table so they are not in a relegation dogfight going into the last few games.

The left-back has joined the Reds on loan from Stockport County until the end of the season and made his debut in Saturday's 3-2 loss at fellow strugglers Chesterfield.

Defeat keeps Wrexham 19th in the standings but only two points above the drop zone with 12 games remaining, and Garrett hopes safety is already guaranteed before the matches start dwindling down.

"As a footballer it is all about winning games and any team you go to, you want to be as high as you can," said Garratt.

"Me being here, nothing changes; I want us to get as high as we can so that is the aim.

"From a personal note I want to play games and from the club, we want to win games.

"We want to climb up that table. We don't want to be near the relegation zone when it comes to the last few games."

Wrexham's final fixture is away at play-off chasing Stockport but Garratt, brought in after James Jennings sustained a potential season-ending knee injury, does not expect to feature in the April 25 showdown against his parent club.

"I don't think I am allowed to play in that one," Garratt added.

The 23-year-old, out of favour at Stockport, was disappointed his first game in Wrexham colours ended in defeat against Chesterfield.

Dean Keates' side twice took the lead but the Spireites equalised four minutes later on both occasions before scoring the winner deep into added time.

"It was good to be back out there but a shame about the result," said Garratt, who is looking to bounce back at home to Torquay this weekend.

"The lads worked their socks off so if we get that every week, we will definitely win more than we lose.

"All we can do is go again on Saturday.

"Looking at the team, we are capable of scoring goals so as long as we can nullify the mistakes then we should be fine."

Curtis Weston's winner in the fourth minute of injury time struck the underside of the crossbar and was adjudged to have crossed the line by referee Karl Evans.

"It was one of them that can go any way," said Garratt.

"I don't think anybody in the ground was certain that it went in so you just have to get on with it."

Garratt admits the chance to go out on loan came out of the blue but although he was willing to stay and fight for his place at Stockport, he jumped at the chance to go out and play games.

"I was welcomed with open arms by everybody and I slotted in," added Garratt.

"The move happened very quickly.

"I wasn't planning on going anywhere. I was planning on working to get in the team where I was at but my agent rang me and said there was an opportunity for me to go and play games, and he thought that was what I needed.

"I said 'that's definitely what I need so let's do it'."