THERE will be no room for sentiment when Jamie Reckord comes up against former club Solihull Moors and the Wrexham defender says it is pay-back time.

The 29-year-old arrived at The Racecourse from Moors in the summer and came up against his ex-employers twice in the opening month of the season.

Neither trip to Damson Park ended favourably for his new side as Wrexham were beaten 1-0 in the second National League game of the campaign and were thrashed 4-0 by Solihull in a forgettable FA Cup fourth qualifying round tie in late-October..

Wrexham have since emerged a promotion contenders and Reckord hopes to recover from a knee injury sustained in Saturday’s goalless draw with Chesterfield to help the Reds pick up another crucial win when the teams lock horns for a third time this season on Saturday in north Wales.

“Hopefully I am fit for Saturday, I definitely want to play,” said Reckord.

“They have beat us twice this season, once in the league and once in the cup, so I want to get one over them and beat them.

“I had a good time at Solihull but that is in the past now.

“I am here now, I am a Wrexham player and we are doing well.

“We are doing better than Solihull so I want to win and keep our play-off push going.”

Reckord enjoyed a successful 2018-19 campaign at Solihull as Tim Flowers’ side finished second behind champions Leyton Orient, missing out on the title by three points.

The promotion challenge was ended in the play-off semi-finals by AFC Fylde and Reckord admits it was tough preparing for the knock-out game after Moors spent the majority of the season at or around the top of the table.

“A couple of seasons ago we got in the play-offs and finished second," he said.

“Looking back, finishing second wasn’t the greatest because it deflates you thinking we could have won the league.

“Hopefully we can keep the momentum going and keep winning games.

“We are in a good place at the moment and hopefully we can carry it on.”

Wrexham still have work to do in their quest to secure a play-off spot.

Dean Keates’ side dropped out of the top-seven on Tuesday with some of their rivals winning.

But ninth placed Wrexham are only two points adrift of Eastleigh, who sit seven, with a game in hand, and Reckord says the bid to extend the season remains in the Reds’ hands with seven matches remaining.

“We didn’t really play our best against Chesterfield but we kept a clean sheet and got a point, and we are still up there which is the main thing,” said Reckord.

“Hopefully we can keep the momentum going against Solihull.

“It is tight and you don’t know what everyone else is going to do, and they are playing each other.

“All we can control is ourselves and our outcome so if we get three points, we could be in the play-offs.

“There are seven games to go and as long as we finish in the play-offs, it is good.”