GARY BENNETT would love to see Wrexham adopt a 'we will score more goals than you philosophy'.

Graham Barrow's side ended a run of five successive defeats without scoring by beating Maidenhead United 1-0 on Saturday to give the promotion challenge a boost.

Even though they are among the leading pack, Wrexham have only scored 37 times in 31 league outings, the fewest of the teams currently in the top seven.

Wrexham boast the joint best defensive record in the division but Racecourse legend Bennett would love to see a more attack-minded approach from the Reds and wouldn't be concerned if they conceded a goal as long as they could outscore the opposition.

"I would rather send a team out to have a good go," said Bennett, a prolific goalscorer for Brian Flynn's Reds from 1992-95.

"Draws are not going to get you anywhere, you need three points for a win.

"When I used to play for Wrexham we used to win 4-2, 3-2, 4-1. Okay, we would concede the occasional goal but fans want entertainment.

"You have got to have the personnel to do that and we had the personnel to attack."

Despite the poor start to 2019, Wrexham remained in title contention and Bennett says consistency is key to ending the Football League exile.

"That sums up this league up and that is why we have been in this league for so long," said Bennett.

"You just don't know what you are getting from one week to the next.

"If you can put a little run together, before you know it you are top of the league again.

"That is what we need to do, we need consistency. It is a mad league and it is a mad league to get out of.

"It is so frustrating, not just as an ex-player but a fan as well. My heart bleeds for the fans."

Bennett played alongside Barrow at Chester in the 1980s and he has backed his former team-mate to turn things round.

"Graham is experienced and he has had success at some of the clubs he has been at," said Bennett.

"Hopefully he can bring it here at Wrexham.

"We have had a little wobble of late but hopefully results start going our way.

"Graham will have to find a recipe and hopefully he can."

Bennett, who watched Wrexham register victory over Maidenhead thanks to substitute Luke Young's second half strike, added: "I just think sometimes there is too much change at Wrexham, players, managers and whatever.

"We need to have a little bit of stability and hopefully that will bring results on the pitch.

"All respect to Maidenhead but I don't like seeing Wrexham against Maidenhead United on the board when I drive to the ground.

"I would rather see Wrexham against Rochdale, Scunthorpe or whatever; Football League clubs which is where we belong."

Victory over the Magpies will have given the players a lift ahead of Saturday's trip to Boreham Wood.

"Football is a confidence thing," said Bennett.

"If people aren't scoring you struggle to find confidence but if you are confident, you can do a lot of things.

"When I was here I was confident. I was scoring goals and I thought I was going to score every week but that is a confidence thing.

"You would have thought Wrexham would have kicked on after beating Salford 5-1 so that is disappointing."