WITH so many teams still in the mix, predicting who will finish in the play-off places isn’t an easy task.

Wrexham are hanging on in there as the Reds rev up for seven matches in May.

The top four places are probably out of reach, meaning if Wrexham do make it into the final top seven, they will need to win three nail-biting games on the trot to realise their Football League dream return.

But how many will Dean Keates’ side have to win to make sure their season is extended beyond the final game at Dagenham and Redbridge on May 29?

Eastleigh, Chesterfield and Notts County are all breathing down the Reds’ necks and having brought in National League goal machine Danny Rowe, you’d think The Spireites will have the firepower to see them across the line.

Eastleigh’s acquisition of Adam Marriott could sustain The Spitfires bid, leaving Wrexham - the oldest club in Wales - to battle it out with the club that boasts that title across the border, Notts County.

The Magpies head to The Racecourse on May 18 - and if Wrexham win that one, it may well be the play-offs signed, sealed and delivered.

You really don’t want to be going into the final two games of the season, needing three or four points so the sooner Wrexham get things wrapped up the better.

Four of the remaining seven games are at home with County the only team left playing for something.

But it’s the three away matches - all in London - where the Reds may benefit most.

Visiting teams at The Racecourse like to park the bus when they come to town and, as last Saturday proved, Wrexham find it hard to find a way through.

After back-to-back 4-0 away wins at Halifax and Woking, you get the impression Keates’ team is set-up better to play away from home.

Maidenhead away on Monday will be Wrexham’s biggest test and in manager Alan Devonshire they have a wise old boss who may just street his side into the promotion zone with a late flourish.


Meanwhile, supporters are backing Wrexham to finish the job off and clinch a play-off berth.

The Reds drew 0-0 with Chesterfield at The Racecourse on Saturday and are now seventh in the National League with seven games remaining.

Keates admits the competition for a top seven finish is huge going into the final month of the campaign and the Wrexham boss says his side are battling it out with "six or seven teams" for three spots.

Torquay, Hartlepool, Sutton and Stockport are challenging for the title but three of those clubs will have to settle for a play-off spot where they will be joined by another three sides.

Keates feels teams as low down as Maidenhead in 12th position - seven points behind Wrexham but with three games in hand - are still in the promotion picture.

Fans were asked who they believe will be in the top seven - in no particular order - and Wrexham feature strongly.

MARK BARNES: "Torquay, Hartlepool, Stockport, Sutton, Halifax, Bromley, Wrexham. I don’t think Notts County or Chesterfield will be able to make their games in hand count."

OWEN: "Sutton, Hartlepool, Torquay, Stockport, Wrexham, Notts County, Chesterfield."

MATTY: "Stockport, Torquay, Sutton, Halifax, Wrexham, Bromley, Hartlepool."

DANNY WILLIAMS: "Hartlepool, Torquay, Sutton, Stockport, Wrexham, Chesterfield, Notts County."

ALAN: "Sutton, Hartlepool, Torquay, Stockport, Notts County, Chesterfield, Wrexham."

RHYS N WILLIAMS: "1. Torquay; 2. Hartlepool; 3. Stockport; 4. Sutton; 5. Chesterfield; 6. Notts County; 7. Wrexham."