WREXHAM have ground to make up on the National League leaders but the Reds are leading the way when it comes to attendances in the fifth tier.

It is still early days with just eight matches played and Saturday’s second defeat of the campaign at Stockport leaves Phil Parkinson’s side seventh in the standings, seven points behind pacesetters Dagenham and Redbridge.

But Wrexham are top of the league on the crowd front.

The highest attendance in the division so far this season came when 8,242 supporters saw Wrexham win 1-0 against Woking at The Racecourse on September 11.

That was the first of successive home matches that attracted a crowd of more than 8,000.

One week after beating Woking, 8,033 fans poured through the turnstiles as Wrexham beat the Daggers 1-0 courtesy of Paul Mullin’s sensational strike.

There would have been a similar attendance for the first home game of the season - the 1-1 draw with Notts County, which was watched by 5,454 supporters - but the WrexRent Stand was closed due to refurbishment.

Wrexham have been well backed on their travels as well.

Around 1,700 tickets were sold for Saturday’s clash at fellow promotion favourites Stockport County and there have been healthy away followings at Solihull Moors on the opening day, far flung Eastleigh and Southend, and Grimsby Town on a Tuesday night.

With Stockport fans also turning out in their droves to see their side come from behind to beat Wrexham 2-1 with 7,771 supporters present, it means the Reds have played in matches that have produced the three highest attendances in the division.

With an average attendance of 5,871 for home and away games this term, Wrexham are top of the table with Grimsby (4,796) next in the list.