WREXHAM'S promotion challenge took a huge dent over Easter but Tyler French insists the Reds won't give up on a play-off place while it is still possible.

Dean Keates' side lost both weekend games 1-0 against Notts County and Torquay United and have dropped out of the top-seven as a result.

Now eighth in the National League, Wrexham are only out of the play-offs on goal difference but the three teams immediately above them have also played less matches.

The Reds have 11 games left and centre-back French refuses to throw in the towel.

"We have still got lots of games to go," said French. "We know where we want to be and we are looking to put it right as soon as possible, and get the points we need to hopefully finish in the play-offs.

"They are all big games and every game we look at getting three points on the board, and getting towards that number where we are hopefully going to secure a play-off position.

"We have got a goal and everyone wants to get it.

"We won't stop, we will keep going all the way to the end."

Notts County scored the only goal from a corner and sloppy defending allowed Torquay to grab a stoppage time winner as Wrexham, who twice hit the woodwork, suffered back to back defeats.

"We are kicking ourselves to concede such a sloppy goal so late on in the game," said French.

"We defended well throughout and didn't give them anything so we are all really disappointed.

"It is very fine margins. Two sloppy goals that we need to put right as quickly as possible and we need to take our chances."

Injuries have threatened to derail Wrexham's promotion push.

Top scorer Kwame Thomas ruptured his left Achilles' in training last week and is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines while Rob Lainton, Theo Vassell and Jordan Ponticelli were also absent against Torquay.

It is in attack where Wrexham have felt in most with Dior Angus leading the attack on his own with Thomas and Ponticelli missing.

"Everyone came back and we had good numbers everywhere around the pitch," said French.

"Then in no time, we had the massive disappointment with Kwame. We are all gutted for him, he is a massive loss.

"Ponch came in for his opportunity and his hamstring has gone again which is tough but we will do what we need to do to get through it.

"We are very limited to what we can do at that end of the pitch; we are trying to do the best we can with what we have got, but it has no suited us to how we play when Kwame and Ponch are there."

Keates, who can only sign free agents, is running the rule over two strikers in training this week and is optimistic he will have another frontman to call on for Saturday's visit of Stockport.

"It is something that we definitely need," added French.

"We need that extra number up top just to help Dior out more than anything so hopefully we get someone in."