IT'S been a frustrating season for Dan Jarvis but the midfielder insists he will continue showing what he is capable whenever he is given his chance by Wrexham manager Dean Keates.

The Reds go into tonight's clash against Hartlepool United at The Racecourse on the back of Saturday's 3-0 defeat at Aldershot which ended the six-game unbeaten run.

Jarvis, one of the best players in last Tuesday's 2-0 win over Woking, found himself back on the substitutes bench at The Recreation Ground.

Not for the first time in recent weeks, the former Stoke man has been taken out of the team following an impressive performance but he remains committed to the cause in Wrexham's promotion push.

"It is what it is. I don't pick the team and at the end of day, if I am on the pitch I do my best for the club," said Jarvis.

"I will try and be exciting and good to watch, try and make things happen, do what I can and try and get the result.

"But as I said, I don't pick the team and the lads that are out there have got to show what they can do, and recently they have.

"If the gaffer wants to play me, he plays me, and I can do as well as I can when I am on the pitch and show what I am capable of.

"Hopefully I get more game-time and come into my own a bit."

Jarvis, playing behind strikers Kwame Thomas and Dior Angus, is pleased with how he has performed after helping put Wrexham back in the play-off picture.

"I have really enjoyed my football recently," said Jarvis.

"I am playing quite well, I have linked up with Kwame and Dior and I think we are playing nice football.

"I think we are in a really good place at the moment and I am enjoying my football.

"I enjoy getting on the pitch, especially at The Racecourse, and trying to show what I am capable of more than anything, and just try and excite people."

Jarvis found opportunities limited before the turn of the year, making just one league start, and although he was back on the substitutes bench at Aldershot the 22-year-old has been in the side more often that not in recent weeks.

"I have had quite a lot more football and I have tried to take my chances when I have had them," said Jarvis.

"Personally I think I have done that and I have done well.

"But I can't get ahead of myself, I have got to keep my head down and keep working and do as well as I can."

Wrexham made a bright start against Aldershot but the hosts broke the deadlock mid-way through the first half following a mistake by Christian Dibble and went further ahead at the start of the second half.

There was no way back when the Shots scored a third goal with defeat leaving Wrexham seventh in the table.

The unbeaten run came to an end but Jarvis refuses to be downbeat with so much to play for.

"Whoever got the first goal was going to do well," said Jarvis.

"When you come to places like this, where the pitch isn't great, it is hard and that goal gave them something to hold onto.

"We kept pushing forward, gaps start to open up as we push for that equaliser, and they caught us.

"Even though we lost I think we are still in a really good position. The league is so tight.

"It was a bit of a downer on Saturday but as a squad we are in a good place.

"If we keep playing this way it could be good this season."

Jarvis, hoping for a recall against third placed Hartlepool, wants to get back on track with three points.

"We go again against Hartlepool and do what we can do," added Jarvis.

"We were six games unbeaten and played some really good football as well.

"Saturday was an off-day but we have to bounce back.

"If I am picked, hopefully I do what I can do."