IT'S not often that Shaun Pearson isn't involved in the end of season play-offs and the Wrexham skipper wants to keep it that way.

The 32-year-old was used to battling it out for promotion with previous club Grimsby Town and he helped the Mariners return to the Football League after beating Forest Green in the 2015-16 play-off final.

Since signing for Wrexham in the summer of 2017, Pearson has only once been part of a Reds' side that has extended the season - the Reds were beaten 1-0 by Eastleigh in the eliminator tie two years ago.

But Dean Keates' side are currently sixth in the National League with four games to go and Pearson wants another top-seven finish.

"I was working it out and this is my ninth campaign at this level and if we get in there, that will be six play-off campaigns," said Pearson.

"I am used to being up at the top end so fingers crossed we make it.

"And once you are in there it is anybody's ball-game.

"Everybody has got as good an opportunity as everybody else."

Five teams are within six points of Wrexham who could drop out of the play-off places tonight with their promotion rivals in action.

But Pearson is just focussed on the Reds, unbeaten in six games, continuing their challenge with victory at Boreham Wood on Saturday.

"It is what it is at this stage of the season. I know it is an old cliche but we just have to take it a game at a time," added Pearson.

"All we can do now is concentrate on Boreham Wood and try and put in the best possible performance to get us the best result possible.

"Hopefully we get a win and if not, we still have more games after that."