LUKE YOUNG admits it was a relief to end the run of defeats but the midfielder says Wrexham won't get carried away and need to build on Saturday's success over Maidenhead United.

Substitute Young got the winner as Wrexham beat the Magpies 1-0 to end a five-game losing sequence and register a first victory - and goal - of 2019.

Despite the poor recent form, Wrexham have remained among the leading pack and the Reds head into his weekend's clash at Boreham Wood still four points behind leaders Leyton Orient, with Young looking for another positive result.

"We haven't scored in so many games so to get that goal is a relief," said Young.

"We know when we go ahead in games that we are going to be very hard to beat and we have got that mentality that we want to win the game.

"We have got to build on this now so we go into next week confident; not getting too carried away because it is only one game but hopefully we can get back to back wins and get back to where we need to be."

Although lowly Maidenhead offered very little going forward, it was a hard-fought win but Young insists three points is all that matters in the push for promotion.

"The main thing was getting over that line with a win," said Young.

"The run that we have been on, everybody knew it was not us.

"I know it is only one game but after losing five games, we wanted to come away from Maidenhead with three points and it was key that we did that."

Young, who replaced the injured Luke Summerfield towards the end of the first half, got on the end of Rekeil Pyke's ball across the face of goal in the 65th minute to score his third league goal of the season.

"One ball flashed across the six yard box about 5-10 minutes before so I thought I would take a chance next time," said Young.

"Rekeil got the better of the full-back, which he did all game, it was a gamble and it fell right to my feet.

"The goalkeeper almost saved it but I just wanted to get it on target with the pace on the ball and it was just a case of making sure I hit the target and thankfully it went in.

"It was nice to come on and get the winner but it was a team performance, it was a big effort from all the lads and it just shows the character that we have got that sometimes even when it is not going your way, you have got to stick together, stick at it, and keep doing what we know we are good at.

"Sooner or later it will turn and it did."

Wrexham have 15 games remaining and Young says the Reds will be buoyed by their first win since December 29.

"Apart from these five games, every game that we have lost we have backed it up with a win and gone on a little bit of a run," said Young.

"We knew that we would go through a sticky patch and it is coming through the other side of it.

"We did that and hopefully the win gives us that confidence to kick on and see where the business end of the season takes us."