JAMES JENNINGS admits Wrexham face a test of character after hitting a poor run of form but the defender insists the players have got what it takes to kick-start their season.

The Reds go into tomorrow's FA Trophy first round tie against Leyton Orient at The Racecourse on the back of three successive league defeats which leaves them four points behind the table-topping U's.

Recent results and performances have been disappointing but Jennings says the players will not shirk responsibility and that they need to turn things around as quickly as possible.

"We have got a great set of lads in there and we all back one another," said Jennings.

"It is a test of character but it is more determination than anything. We all strive to be successful and we go into every game with the objective to win.

"We set ourselves targets so it is more being disappointed with ourselves rather than heads going down.

"We have got to pick our heads up; when things have gone a little bit bad for us this season we have bounced back.

"Usually it has been after one defeat, not after three.

"It is the first time that has happened but I am positive that we can get ourselves going again and on a good run again."

Wrexham produced one of their worst performances of the season in Tuesday's 2-0 defeat at Bromley and Jennings admits the players "let a lot of people down".

"We gave ourselves a tough task being 2-0 down away from home and chasing the game," said Jennings.

"We lost a little bit of patience, the service up to the frontmen wasn't good; we didn't know if we were coming short or going long and we kind of lost our identity a little bit.

"That was only down to us as the players which were out there. We have set high standards this season and that was way off the standards that we have set.

"We know that as individuals and as a group.

"Very disappointing, we could have put ourselves in a good position going one point off the top and we have let a lot of people down.

"We have lost three on the bounce and we have got to pick ourselves up, do a bit of work on the training pitch, make sure we get things right moving forward and go back on a run."

Wrexham, down to fourth in the table, remain in title contention with 17 games to go and Jennings hopes the recent new signings will boost the promotion push.

"We are not in the worst position at all and there is still a long way to go," said Jennings.

"We have brought a few additions in which will hopefully give us a boost."

The FA Trophy is less of a priority but Jennings insists Wrexham will be going out to reach the third round.

"We will go into the game wanting to win it on the back of losing some games," said Jennings.

"We have got a good, strong squad, we have got new additions and we have got players who haven't had the minutes if they do get the opportunity as we saw against Boston."