JAKE HYDE says Wrexham can’t over rely on Paul Mullin but it doesn’t stop him marvelling at his team-mate’s brilliance.

Phil Parkinson’s side head to Aldershot tomorrow on the back of a 2-1 defeat to Stockport County where Mullin put the Reds ahead after just one minute before the Hatters turned things around.

One week earlier and Mullin scored a spectacular strike to secure a 1-0 victory over leaders Dagenham and Redbridge.

Hyde, absent in both games with a hamstring injury, knows Mullin is always capable of “pulling a rabbit out of the hat” but says it can’t always be down to his strike partner.

“The goal against Dagenham was a fantastic goal,” said Hyde.

“That is what we brought Mulls in for because at times when we aren’t creating as much as we want to create, sometimes you have got to pull a rabbit out of the hat as they say.

“It was a brilliant goal and it got us three points on the day.

“Hopefully the more chances we create and the more we gel as a team then we won’t have to rely on things like that; we will get more chances and we will finish teams off a little bit more comfortably.

“But we are still learning and we are still growing as a team, and as a partnership.

“Mulls has done brilliant but if I can help him out by chipping in with a few more goals, let’s hope that happens.”

Mullin is now top scorer with four goals, one more than Hyde who hopes to return to action against the Shots at The Recreation Ground.

Hyde put his side ahead at Grimsby but he limped off late on in the game as Wrexham suffered a first defeat of the season 17 days ago.

“It was a great goal and what we are all about,” said Hyde.

“It was a great tackle from Aaron Hayden to start the move and a great ball through by Luke Young.

“All strikers want that sort of service and I managed to finish it off.

“I just felt my hamstring and as the game was going on, I made a run into the channel and felt it tighten up a bit.

“It was a little bit sore so I took the precaution of coming off but after it settled, it was a little bit worse the next day.

“But it is going well now and fingers crossed I can push on and hopefully be ready for selection on Saturday.”

Wrexham have had a tough run of fixtures and Hyde expects third from bottom Aldershot, who have seen Mark Molesley replace Danny Searle as manager, to be eager to impress the new boss.

“It is going to be a difficult one because Aldershot have just got a new manager in so they are all going to be working hard for a position and trying to impress him,” said Hyde.

“Generally there is a little boost when teams get a new manager.

“We have got to counteract that but most importantly for us, get back to what we are good at and playing football for 90 minutes, and play the way that we want to play.”