COLE STOCKTON admits it has been tough since joining Wrexham but the striker can see light at the end of the tunnel

Stockton arrived at The Racecourse during a run of five successive defeats without a goal but the Reds got back to winning ways on Saturday by beating Maidenhead 1-0.

Still four points behind leaders Leyton Orient, Wrexham go into Saturday's clash at Boreham Wood with Stockton, on loan from Tranmere Rovers, looking to continue the revival.

"There is nothing better than a win," said Stockton. "It wasn't a great time to come in.

"It has been a tough period with loads of games and it probably caught up with us but it was a good time to get the win.

"Now we have got that win, we go again Saturday."

Stockton missed Saturday's victory with a niggle but he has declared himself available for the Meadow Park clash.

"I had an injection on Tuesday so they say to have 48 hours just to let it settle down," said Stockton.

"If you have only trained twice in a week, I wouldn't expect to play.

"It was just one of them little niggles that I have had but getting that injection just sort of eases it off.

"I will play with anything but it is nice to get it treated and I am ready for the weekend.

"It would be nice to get back in the squad and get some more game time, that's what I want."

Stockton lost the play-off final against Forest Green in 2016-17 during his first spell with Tranmere, something he never wants to go through again.

"I think we finished 12 points ahead of Forest Green and they beat us in the final," said Stockton. "It was sickening, it wasn't a nice feeling.

"If we ever get to that position again, it was a massive learning experience. You never want to see the opposition lifting that cup while you are stood on that pitch, there is no worse feeling."

Wrexham are challenging for the title as well as a play-off spot but Stockton is not looking too far ahead.

"We won't get carried away but we are within touching distance of the top," added Stockton.

"It is game by game now, step by step, we don't look at the bigger picture yet and just keep getting points on the board, and we will be fine."