SHAUN PEARSON feels he is in his best shape for "a good couple of years" as he aims to continue playing his part in Wrexham's push for a play-off spot.

The Reds' captain missed the start of the season after undergoing foot surgery and after returning to play in the final three games of 2020, suffered a fresh set-back.

But since returning to action at the end of March, Pearson has started the last three games and the 31-year-old reported no ill-effects.

"I feel well," said Pearson..

"I am playing pain-free for the first time in a good couple of years which is nice, and hopefully that will continue.

"I feel I am in a much better place physically which is massively important and long may that continue."

Pearson believes he and Fiacre Kelleher have proved that they can play together in Wrexham's back three, with Theo Vassell joining the duo in defence for Saturday's goalless draw with Chesterfield which kept the Reds in the promotion picture.

"I feel comfortable with Kels," added Pearson.

"We are not the quickest between us but we have a good understanding.

"He is an intelligent player and I would like to think I am intelligent defensively, and we read off each other, and whoever plays the other side has also done well."