SHAUN PEARSON hopes to put his injury nightmare behind him but the Wrexham captain admits he is not guaranteed a starting place as the Reds continue their promotion challenge in the business end of the season.

The 31-year-old centre-back made his comeback from a long-standing foot injury as Dean Keates' side registered a 3-0 victory over play-off rivals Bromley at The Racecourse on Saturday.

Playing his first game in three months, Pearson returned to the back-three in place of Fiacre Kelleher who has enjoyed a superb first season for Wrexham but was serving a one-match suspension.

Pearson acknowledged how well Kelleher has done and with both players being used as the middle centre-half, the Reds' skipper admits it might mean there is no place for him in the team when the duo are both available.

"Kells has been magnificent in the middle of our back three," said Pearson.

"If it is him playing, I will be supporting him 100 per cent and vice-versa, and if we are both in the team we will help each other.

"Realistically, I think we are more suited with either me or Kells in the middle.

"The gaffer might want to play with one of us to the side but he has been superb so I will just see where it's at.

"I am never one who is going to sulk if I am not playing. Don't get me wrong, I want to play and I want to be in the team but if Kells is playing, I will be behind him 100 per cent."

Pearson, who last played in the 2-0 defeat at Stockport County on December 28, was delighted to help Wrexham keep a clean sheet and register victory against Bromley to maintain the push for a play-off spot.

"I was a little bit nervous going into the game if I am being totally honest, you don't really know where you are going to be at," said Pearson.

"I am delighted with a clean sheet.

"I felt good. I felt a bit tired towards the end but I was really pleased.

"The first couple of challenges gave me a bit of confidence and if I am called upon between now and the end of the season, hopefully I can keep playing like that."

Pearson admits it was important to pick up victory after losing three points the previous day.

Dover's results have been expunged because the Whites have been unwilling to play matches because of the row over funding to help clubs survive during the coronavirus crisis so Wrexham's 3-1 win in January will not count.

"That was massive for us with the points coming off," said Pearson.

"That was a little bit of a setback and it was about how we responded.

"We lost three points and a couple of teams gained on us, we managed to go out there and just carry on as normal.

"We have got some great momentum, every game is going to be massive now so we have just got to concentrate on trying to pick up as many points as possible.

"If we keep winning, that is brilliant, but if we don't win we need to try and pick up points where we can and hopefully we find ourselves in the top seven at the end of the season."