MARK CARRINGTON believes the current Wrexham side is the best he has played in.

Vice-captain Carrington arrived at The Racecourse in September 2013 and is the longest serving member of the squad, the 31-year-old making his 200th appearance for the Reds earlier this season.

It might come as no surprise that Carrington rates Graham Barrow's side so highly given that Wrexham are challenging for the National League title and haven't made the play-offs since 2012-13.

But having counted the likes of Louis Moult and Connor Jennings as team-mates, Carrington has lined-up alongside players who are now playing at a higher level but he feels Wrexham have more strength in depth this term.

"I would say that this is the best Wrexham team I have played in," said Carrington.

"If you look back over the years I have played in some good Wrexham teams with a lot of good players but I think the strength in depth that we have got this year is probably the best we have had.

"It is probably the best chance that we have had to get out of this league."

Wrexham went into the run-in last season among the leaders but the promotion challenge fell away when Dean Keates left to take charge of hometown club Walsall in March.

However, Carrington says confidence is high in the Reds camp that they can maintain their push for success under Barrow. "We have got that feelgood factor this year, we are going into every game believing that we are the best side," said Carrington.

"We believe that if we play how we can play then we will beat anyone, that is the confidence that is going throughout the team at the moment.

"We need to keep that going, get on a roll and make sure that we ride it out until the end of the season."

Although Wrexham's five game unbeaten league run came to an end when they lost 2-0 at Salford City on New Years Day, the second placed Reds are only four points behind leaders Leyton Orient with a game in hand.

Carrington feels Barrow, who was assistant to previous manager Sam Ricketts before taking over on a permanent basis, has shown why he was a good choice for the job.

"You can see it has been a seamless transaction with Graham getting the gaffer's job," said Carrington.

"You can see everyone loves him, everyone wants to play for him, and that has been a big factor in the way we have been playing.

"There have been some great results but it is only a start and we have got to make sure that we keep kicking on."

Wrexham return to The Racecourse this afternoon to face Dover Athletic looking to build on recent results at home.

The Reds thrashed Salford 5-1 on Boxing Day and ground out a hard-fought 1-0 win against high-flying Solihull Moors on Saturday, which earned just as much praise from Carrington.

"It was a great result for us, a massive result," said Carrington.

"The 5-1 win was unbelievable but it is only a good result if you back it up with another one and we have done that.

"It wasn't nice, it was ugly, but if you are going to go places then they are the games that you have got to take points from.

"Two big games here over Christmas and the fans turned out in their droves.

"They have been really good and they have spurred us on. I am glad that we got the points and gave them something to shout about."