JAMES JONES wants Wrexham to make the most of a busy schedule by cementing their spot among the League Two frontrunners.

There are lots of points to play for in the coming weeks with Wrexham having five league games in December - starting with tomorrow's trip to Forest Green - before hosting Barrow on New Year's Day.

Wrexham are second in the table, five points behind leaders Stockport County, and Jones is targeting a healthy return to keep the Reds well-placed in the promotion push.

"We are up where we want to be, competing at the top of the league," said the midfielder.

"That's what we want to keep doing.

"It is important we keep ticking off them games and keep picking up points to keep ourselves in and around it.

"It is back to it against Forest Green and hopefully we pick up three points."

Jones, stressing the importance of having a decent festive period, continued: "It is an important time because you can quickly pull away from teams or equally, teams can pull away from you if you are not picking up points in a short period of time.

"We know what it's going to be like.

"It is a hectic period but we have done it before and it is a good, strong squad.

"That is going to be important, especially when you have got games back-to-back in a short period of time."

Forest Green are second bottom, three points away from safety, but Jones knows a Wrexham victory at The New Lawn is no forgone conclusion.

"There are no easy games in this league, anyone can beat anyone on the day so we can't under-estimate them," he said.

"But if we can start building some momentum, that is massive especially when the games are coming thick and fast."

Wrexham return to league action after two cup ties in three days.

Sunday's 3-0 win against Yeovil Town set up an FA Cup third round derby clash at Shrewsbury Town in early January but Wrexham bowed out of the EFL Trophy after losing 3-2 to Burton Albion on Tuesday.

The League One side scored twice in the opening three minutes of the second round tie and although Sam Dalby quickly reduced the deficit, the Brewers struck again in the second half before Jordan Davies' last-gasp effort for the Reds.

Despite losing, Jones felt Wrexham gave a good account of themselves after the nightmare start.

"It is disappointing," said Jones. "We don't like losing, especially at home.

"But the way we came back from the early set-backs was testament to us and we didn't give up at all through the whole game.

"Burton are a League One team and they've not made many changes but I thought we were unfortunate in the end not to get something from it.

"Apart from the first five minutes in the first-half, I thought we were the better team.

"Unfortunately we just couldn't do it as we have done so many times. It just wasn't our night."