JAMIE RECKORD praised the togetherness in the Wrexham camp and says winning games will always come before personal accolades.

The Reds go into tomorrow’s home game against Dagenham and Redbridge on the back of two tricky away fixtures which saw Dean Keates’ side take four points.

Summer signing Reckord marked his return from injury by scoring his first goal for the club as Wrexham won 2-0 at King’s Lynn last weekend before drawing 1-1 at Eastleigh in midweek.

Reckord, who arrived from National League rivals Solihull Moors, was over the moon to get off the mark for the Reds but three points meant a lot more to him and the team.

“It is just nice to be back on the pitch,” said Reckord.

“I scored my first goal for Wrexham and it was nice to get one for the season but I forgot about that goal in the second half.

“All I cared about was getting a clean sheet and a win, and I was so happy for the boys to get the win.

“It is not about me, it is a team effort and that is the mindset of all the players.

“We are all in it together and as long as we are winning, that is the main thing.”

Back on the road for another long away trip, Wrexham took the lead against the run of play in first-stoppage time against Eastleigh following Kwame Thomas’ excellent finish.

But the Reds were pegged back after the Spitfires were awarded a controversial penalty which they converted.

Wrexham finished the game with 10 men when debutant Tyler French was dismissed in the closing minutes following a melee involving both sets of players but Reckord and his team-mates held on for a share of the spoils.

It is that togetherness the 28-year-old talks about that ensured the Reds left The Silverlake Stadium with a point - even if he felt they deserved all three.

“I thought we did well against Eastleigh,” said Reckord.

“We had a few good chances, we scored and were so unlucky.

“I didn’t think it was a penalty and the red card, it didn’t go our way but we stuck together well and it was a good point.

“When decisions don’t go our way, we have got to stick together like we did and we ground out a point.

“But we are going to be disappointed because we deserved to win so onto the next game.”

Wrexham, up to eighth in the table and two points outside the play-offs, will be aiming to climb into the top seven with victory over Dagenham, who are 17th.

Although he feels they should be going into the game on the back of successive away wins, Reckord feels the last two games leave the Reds in good stead.

“Obviously we want to win every game like everyone else does but four points from the two games, you would take that,” said Reckord.

“If you ask the gaffer would he take that, he would say ‘100 per cent’ going into Dagenham.

“It will be a tough game but the last two games have given us a great platform.”

Tuesday’s game was the first without six-goal leading scorer Adi Yussuf who had his season-long loan at Wrexham from Blackpool terminated so he could join Chesterfield on a similar deal.

Strike partner Thomas got the Reds’ goal to take his account for the season to four, and the 25-year-old says all the strikers have to keep scoring in the absence of Yussuf.

“It is up to all of the strikers to weigh in with the goals,” said Thomas.

“On a personal note, Adi was probably my closest friend in the team so I am disappointed that he has gone but also happy for him and the move he has got for him and his family.

“A lot of Adi’s goals have come from inter-link with me and stuff like that; as a striker, of course you want to score goals but I make a lot of goals as well.

“There is never a pressure apart from on myself to score goals.

“Adi scored six goals but now he has gone now, all of us have got to step up and cover for the goals that he got because he is a great goalscorer.”

Thomas was paired in attack with new signing Dior Angus who has penned an 18 month contract at The Racecourse after leaving Barrow where he clinched the National League title last season.

Although he enjoyed playing alongside Yussuf, Thomas feels he will hit it off with Angus.

“That can only strengthen us,” said Thomas.

“Dior got promoted last season with Barrow, he scored 12 goals and would probably have gone on and got 20 goals if the season continued.

“Like I saw at Eastleigh, he has got pace and he gets down the sides; a couple of times he put it across and I would like to think I can get a few tap-ins off him!

“I enjoyed playing with him and I enjoy playing with Jordan Ponticelli. We have got some good strikers here and we all bring our own attributes to the team.”