GOLD OMOTAYO is grateful he's been given the chance to play a prominent part in Wrexham's promotion challenge and the striker has called for one final push from the Reds to finish the job off.

Wrexham sit sixth in the National League and victory in tomorrow's final day showdown against mid-table Dagenham at Victoria Road will guarantee Dean Keates' side a play-off place.

With two spots up for grabs, there is fierce competition in the battle to extend the season with four teams within two points of Wrexham.

Omotayo, who has scored three goals in nine starts since he made his Reds' debut as a second half substitute in last month's 3-0 defeat against Stockport, wants to finish the job off with three points against the Daggers.

"Football is a crazy game at times but I am grateful to be here," said Omotayo, who was a free agent when he joined Wrexham on non-contract terms in April because Gloucester City's National League North campaign was null and voided.

"The gaffer puts me in the team every week and I am very grateful for that; there are reasons why I am there and I try to help the team in any way.

"If you had asked three months ago I probably wouldn't have believed you that I was playing a level of game like this.

"I am very happy that I am where I am at the moment but the job is not done.

"We have to go to Dagenham to win the game.

"Obviously I want to score but if I don't score and we win, I would take that all day long."

Saturday's epic 5-3 win over lowly King's Lynn, when Omotayo scored a brace, means Wrexham's destiny remains in their own hands.

"If you look at the table it is tight but Saturday's win put us in a great position," said Omotayo.

"The skipper said in the changing room that it is in our hands so we should just do what we are best at against Dagenham.

"Come out on the front foot and we should be fine."

Wrexham could finish fifth in they beat Dagenham and Notts County lose against top-seven rivals Bromley, guaranteeing a home game in the play-off elimination round.

Reds supporters would be able to attend the tie and Omotayo hasn't given up on realising that goal.

"Every player wants to play in big games and important games," said Omotayo.

"That is what we play football for.

"It was a pity that we didn't have fans because they would have enjoyed Saturday's win.

"We want to be able to play in front of our fans this season and to be able to do that, we need to win against Dagenham and hopefully we get fifth place.

"That would be brilliant for everyone."

Omotayo, who opened his Wrexham account in the 4-0 win at Bromley on April 17, was pleased to be back on the scoresheet.

"I was delighted to score and very happy that I could contribute with two goals," said Omotayo.

"I was unfortunate not to get a goal in the last few games, you just have to keep working hard and keep trying your best.

"It paid off on Saturday.

"As a striker you get recognised for your goals but if I am not scoring, I just try to help the team in other areas, like in both boxes.

"If I can help the team in any way, I am happy; if the gaffer puts my on the teamsheet I will always give 100 per cent and it was very pleasing for myself to score two goals, but it was brilliant from all the lads and not just me."

Wrexham weren't at their best against the Linnets but Omotayo added: "We made it hard for ourselves but three points is all that counts.

"We needed a win and we did that.

"We will work hard and have a good week of training, and then go to Dagenham to win."