PAUL MULLIN says supporters’ fantastic reaction to defeat on the final day of the regular season gave the players a massive lift ahead of some huge games.

Wrexham made the trip to Dagenham and Redbridge on Sunday needing to win and hope that Stockport lost against Halifax to clinch the National League title.

A 3-0 loss at Victoria Road was irrelevant as Stockport won 2-0 to secure automatic promotion but nearly 1,500 travelling supporters showed their appreciation of the players’ efforts this season as they applauded the Reds off the pitch following the final whistle and never stopped singing.

Wrexham face Bromley in Sunday’s FA Trophy final at Wembley before continuing the promotion challenge with a play-off semi-final at home to either Notts County or Grimsby Town the following Saturday.

Mullin, who won the National League Golden Boot after finishing with 26 goals, is grateful for the brilliant backing this season and wants to reward fans with league and cup success.

“We are grateful to them for coming down because the next month is going to cost them a lot of money,” said Mullin.

“It has done all season but they came in hope that we could do something.

“It was frustrating how we performed, especially in front of all those travelling fans; you want to give them a bit more to celebrate.

“It wasn’t to be and obviously Stockport won anyway but at the end it was very telling to the lads - it gave everyone a big lift that it’s not over, there’s a long way to go and everyone is going to stick with us.

“For all the good times we have given them, we have got to try and finish it off and make sure that the support they have given us all year is rewarded by giving them what they have looked for for years - getting promotion and winning a cup.”