DAN JARVIS is relishing Saturday’s massive clash against Grimsby which he hopes will be the first of two games that will define Wrexham’s campaign.

Phil Parkinson’s side produced a lack-lustre display in Sunday’s FA Trophy final against Bromley at Wembley and suffered a disappointing 1-0 defeat.

But the Reds remain in the hunt for promotion and Grimsby visit The Racecourse for Saturday’s National League play-off semi-final.

Jarvis wants victory to make sure there is one more huge game to come which would leave Wrexham 90 minutes away from a return to the Football League.

“We have still got the play-offs to look forward to,” said Jarvis.

“We have got to put this to one side, get it out of our head and just try and kick on.

“We have got one massive game coming up - two massive games if we win that - and they will define our season.”

Wrexham pushed Stockport all the way before being pipped to the title on the final day of the regular season.

But by finishing runners-up, the Reds avoided a play-off eliminator tie and guaranteed home advantage in the semi-final, and Jarvis admits being at The Racecourse, where the Reds have only lost once in 2021-22, is crucial.

“That home advantage will be huge,” said Jarvis.

“The fans have been absolutely fantastic all season, in games like Dover and Eastleigh at home they have pushed us over the line.

“That will be no different on Saturday, they will be there in their numbers and they are the 12th man.

“We just need to put our game onto them and try and play the football we know we can play, and put the pressure on them.”

Jarvis is disappointed not to go into the play-offs with silverware already in the trophy cabinet.

Bromley scored the only goal midway through the second half and although the Reds had late chances to take the game to extra-time, the equaliser never arrived.

“Everyone was gutted. It was a chance for a lot of us young lads to play at Wembley for the first time, you don’t want to lose but what an experience for all of us,” said Jarvis.

“It is gutting but we didn’t take our chances.

“They had one quality chance and took it, and that was the difference.

“The last 15-20 minutes we were pushing for a goal. Obviously we needed a goal and on another day one of those goes in.

“If Jake Hyde scored the header it goes 1-1, he got another chance and put the ball in the back of the net but the linesman calls it offside.

“We thought he was onside, on another day we go 1-1, take it to extra-time and maybe win it because we are on top.”

Jarvis, a regular off the substitutes bench in recent months, is ready to play his part wherever he is needed to finish the job off.

“I will try and do my bit to push the club forward,” added Jarvis.

“If the lads do it themselves and get it over the line it will be great or if I can make a difference, I will.”