CHRIS HOLROYD will be raring to go if the striker is handed a recall against Maidenhead United on Saturday.

Manager Graham Barrow said that shirts are up for grabs after Wrexham suffered a fifth defeat in a row at AFC Fylde on Saturday.

The Reds boss, not short of attacking options after bolstering his squad during the January transfer window, wants players to impress in training this week and put themselves in the frame for a starting place.

Holroyd, who last featured as a substitute in the 1-0 loss against Dover on January 5, says giving 100 per cent in training is the minimum requirement.

"In football there are few things that you can control," said Holroyd.

"Training well all week, whether you have started, been a substitute or not involved on the Saturday, is in your control.

"You should give your all; your attitude should be that it is your job and you have got pride.

"Luckily enough we have got a great group of lads here.

"There are a lot of disappointed people for one reason or another but the attitude has been brilliant and shows the character in the squad."

Holroyd, top scorer with 13 goals last season, has only made 14 league appearances this term and is ready to answer his manager's call if selected against lowly Maidenhead.

"That is out of my hands, I just focus on doing what I do," said Holroyd.

"You have got to stay ready for when you are needed and that is training hard all week.

"People know what I can give to the team and I believe in my own ability, and know what I can give to the team."

Heads might have dropped given Wrexham's woeful run of form - the Reds failed to score in those five defeats - but Holroyd insists the players remain upbeat and determined to turn things around.

"It has been a disappointing couple of weeks," said Holroyd.

"We have had quite a few defeats on the bounce but we have trained well this week.

"The lads have looked sharp and after the run we have had, the camp could be a bit down.

"Buy everyone's spirit is good and it has been high energy which is all good to see."

Despite failing to win in 2019, other teams have also suffered blips and fifth placed Wrexham are only four points behind leaders Leyton Orient.

There are 16 games remaining in the push for promotion and Holroyd says the Reds are still very much in the hunt.

"It could have been a lot worse when you look at what it could have been - it could have been bigger," said Holroyd.

"Everyone has bad runs, Salford did until they beat us on New Year's Day.

"The good thing for us is that everyone has had wobbles but there are enough games for us to get points on the board.

"There is enough quality in the squad to turn things around. We are not out of it by any means."

It remains to be seen who lines up against the Magpies but Holroyd says Wrexham are focussed on picked up a much needed win.

"It is good to be back at home and everyone is looking forward to it," added Holroyd.

"We know it is a game we need to win to get us back on track."