THEY are all big matches in the race for promotion but Dean Keates admits Wrexham need to make the most of their game in hand against play-off rivals Notts County.

Wrexham, who have seven fixtures left, have dropped out of the top-seven as some of their rivals won on Tuesday night.

Now ninth in the National League, Wrexham are only two points behind seventh placed Eastleigh and Keates' side have also played a match less than the Spitfires and some of the other teams around them in the table.

That game in hand is against Notts County - another side looking to extend their season - at The Racecourse on May 18 and Keates knows it could be a significant one.

"I fully expected that," said Keates after seeing Wrexham slip from seventh spot.

"But there will be twists and turns before the end of the season.

"We still believe in the mantra that we have used from day one that we run our own race.

"It is still within our control.

"We have got the opportunity; we have to make sure that we capitalise on the game that we have in hand and make the most of that.

"Them points get us back in the play-off positions.

"But before that game comes up, we have got a game at the weekend against Solihull that needs addressing first and foremost."