KEVIN ROBERTS described Wrexham's next two fixtures as "vital" in the race for the National League title.

Wrexham face Dover Athletic at The Racecourse tomorrow and then head to Bromley next Tuesday.

That is second placed Wrexham's game in hand on table-toppers Leyton Orient who hold a four point lead at the summit.

Graham Barrow's side have just come through a tough festive period with the double header against Salford City, who sit third, sandwiched by the clash with high-flying Solihull Moors.

But Roberts insists Wrexham's next two games are just as important, and the defender will also be keeping a keen eye on the outcome of Orient's showdown with Salford tomorrow.

"We have got the game in hand against Bromley coming up soon so we have got to keep it to four points before then, or hopefully gain on Orient," said Roberts.

"We have just got to keep winning our games.

"We have got Dover tomorrow and Orient play Salford so as long as we win our game, we will either be closer to Orient or further away from Salford depending on that result.

"Then we have got our game in hand after that so the next two games are vital and just as important as the games we have just played."

Wrexham go into the clash with Dover on the back of a rare 2-0 defeat at Salford who gained revenge for their 5-1 mauling on Boxing Day.

The Reds beat Solihull 1-0 in between those games and Roberts was happy to come out of the hat-trick of fixtures with six points.

"If you had said six points out of three games, an average of two points a game, I think everyone would have quite happily taken that with the difficult fixtures we had," said Roberts.

"We could quite easily have drawn three games and played well.

"They were all top teams that we played so I would have taken six points before Christmas and we are still in a very good position."

Wrexham struggled to break down Salford on New Years Day as the Ammies put bodies behind the ball and scored a goal in each half to clinch three points.

Roberts, who has appeared as a substitute in the last two games after recovering from injury, says Wrexham will learn from the way the game panned out.

"I thought the lads stuck to it well," said Roberts.

"Salford put 11 men behind the ball, they were obviously under orders. I don't think any of their team were allowed in our half when we had the ball, that is what it seemed like.

"They only engaged when we got over the half way line so even if you play against a team that is bottom of the league and they play like that, it is difficult to break down so when you play against a good, quality side it is even more difficult.

"The lads kept going, it's just the second goal which was a bit of a killer.

"We tried to nick a goal back but Salford defended really well, especially after what happened on Boxing Day. They probably showed us a bit more respect.

"We probably could have showed a bit more quality and patience at times but we will learn from that."