STEVEN FLETCHER is ready to answer the call if he is handed his first Wrexham start against Mansfield Town at Field Mill tonight.

The Scotland international has made four substitute appearances since arriving at The STóK Cae Ras last month and opened his account for the Reds when he scored a last-gasp equaliser in Saturday's 3-3 home draw with Crewe Alexandra.

Delighted to get off the mark after heading home Jacob Mendy's superb cross, the 36-year-old said: "What a feeling. Brilliant.

"You want to get off the mark as a striker and score as many goals as you can.

"To get one in the 95th minute was great.

"I got eye contact with Jacob straight away, he knew I would make that run and it was a great, pinpoint cross.

"I didn't have to do much."

Fletcher staked his claim for a starting place when ninth placed Wrexham visit Mansfield, who are fifth and unbeaten in League Two this season.

"I am just taking each game as it comes and it will be down to the gaffer when he feels it is the right time for me to step in and start a game," said Fletcher.

Fletcher saw two opportunities go begging following his 76th minute introduction but the striker never lost heart.

"You know you are going to get another chance in a game and you have got to be ready to take it," he said.

"I was able to do that."

Wrexham played nearly an hour with 10 men following Ryan Barnett's sending off and trailed three times against Crewe.

Paul Mullin, who suffered a collapsed lung and four broken ribs during the club's pre-season tour of the USA, scored the Reds' first two goals and Fletcher hailed his strike partner.

"I have played with a lot of good strikers and Paul's finishing is second to none," said Fletcher.

"Left foot, right foot, it doesn't matter where it lands for him, he will hit the target and I am delighted for him to get off the mark this season."