JASON OSWELL says Wrexham have to forget the past and focus on picking up a much needed win against Maidenhead United at The Racecourse tomorrow.

Graham Barrow's side go into the game on the back of five successive defeats since the turn of the year, without scoring a goal, but the fifth placed Reds are only four points behind National League leaders Leyton Orient.

Although the poor run of form cannot be ignored, Oswell prefers to look at the positives with Wrexham in an excellent position and says playing with freedom is the key to turning the corner.

"We are at home in front of what will probably be a packed crowd," said Oswell.

"We just need to go out there trouble-free and just show what we can do because everybody knows in the club, and outside the club, that this group of players has got what it takes to be right up there come the end of the season.

"We can't affect the last five games and we just need to play freely.

"Sometimes you can overthink things, especially when you are on a run like that, but if you look at the position we are in, four points off the lead, you would have taken this at the start of the season.

"There is no reason why we should be feeling kind of daunted at the moment."

Oswell joined Wrexham from Morecambe earlier this month, putting pen to paper on an 18 month contract.

The 26-year-old signed for the League Two club in the summer from Stockport County following a superb 2017-18 season for the National League North outfit when he scored 29 goals in 47 games.

Barrow has handed Oswell two starts since his arrival and he is now starting to find his feet.

"It has obviously been a tough time for the club," said Oswell. "It has taken a bit of time to settle in but I feel good now.

"It is always hard coming in during January because people have already made bonds and you are trying to hit the ground running without any bonds made.

"The two games that I played in didn't exactly go perfect but it can only get better and we have been working hard on the training ground so I feel good going into this weekend."

Oswell hasn't found the net in his two outings but he has faith in his own ability and hopes one goal will lead to many more.

"A striker hits ruts sometimes," said Oswell. "It is only two games but you can go a few games without scoring and it seems like you are never going to score.

"Then, as soon as you get one, it feels like you are going to score every single game - more than once - so I have got no worries about that.

"I am just looking forward to getting back on the pitch. The lads that are in the changing room will give me opportunities and then it is just down to me to put them in the net.

"I have always been confident and through times of difficulty, you have just got to remain positive.

"You hope that class will always come through in the end so I just believe that if you work hard enough then you will get your rewards."