JAMES JONES has been a regular starter in recent weeks but the midfielder won't take his place in the side for granted.

Although Phil Parkinson isn't afraid to make changes, Jones has been named in Wrexham's starting XI for the last eight League games and he was also in the team for the 2-1 win against Mansfield Town in the FA Cup first round.

There is no shortage of competition in all positions so Jones won't rest on his laurels but the 27-year-old hopes his run in the side continues.

"I want to play football, that is what I am here to do," said Jones.

"Whether the gaffer wants me to start or wants me on the bench, I just want to help the team.

"We have got a really good squad and the strength in depth is top-drawer so hopefully it continues."

Parkinson made wholesale changes for last Tuesday's EFL Trophy tie with Port Vale as he took the opportunity to rest players but Jones wasn't given the evening off, coming on as second half substitute to help Wrexham secure a 2-1 victory in the final group game. 

The unbeaten run extended to 11 games with Saturday's 2-0 home win over Gillingham which took the Reds up to second in League Two and Jones stressed the importance of winning matches whatever the competition.

"If we can keep picking up wins in the league, that is our bread and butter," said Jones.

"But it is important to win games like in the EFL Trophy because if you get a knack for winning, it's a massive thing in football.

"Sometimes we might not be at our best but if we can grind out wins, that is going to be vital throughout the season.

"It's a win-at-all-cost mentality and we have got that in the squad so it is important to keep that momentum going."