BEN TOLLITT has vowed to prove he deserves to be in the squad for Saturday's game against Dagenham and Redbridge - and possibly earn a first Wrexham start.

The winger has made six substitute appearances since joining the Reds on loan in December, coming off the bench to score on his debut as Graham Barrow's side thrashed title rivals Salford City 5-1 on Boxing Day.

But despite extending his Racecourse stay by another month, Tollitt hasn't been included among the 16 players on duty for Wrexham's last two matches.

Rather than sulk over his omission, Tollitt is determined to play his way back into Barrow's plans and impress in training this week ahead of the visit of the Daggers.

"Obviously I haven't played the last couple of games which is frustrating for any player who doesn't play," said Tollitt.

"Whenever you are left out, you have just got to come in on a Monday and prove to the manager why he was wrong to leave you out.

"Not in a bad way but in a good way, you have got to prove yourself. Hopefully I have a good week's training and I do get picked."

Tollitt found himself out of favour at League Two Tranmere and was delighted to remain at Wrexham.

"I was happy to stay and since I got kept on I haven't been playing," said Tollitt.

"You have just got to get on with it. You can't just sit there and moan, you have just got to crack on.

"It would be nice to get a first start and I feel I have done well when I have played so hopefully if I was picked to play from the start, or picked to come on, whatever it may be, I can carry that form on."

Tollitt has caught the eye after coming on as a substitute and the 24-year-old would be confident of producing the goods if selected by Barrow.

"The manager has kept me on for another month so if I do get picked to play, I will be absolutely made up," said Tollitt.

"That is what I came here for, to play games, and when I have played I don't feel I have done too badly.

"I feel that if I do get picked then I would carry on the form that I have shown since I have been at Wrexham.

"But it is up to me in the week to get my head down and prove why I should be the man picked.

"But whoever is picked I think will do a good job."

Tollitt and his team-mates were left kicking their heels on Saturday as the game at Boreham Wood was postponed because of the wintry weather.

Fifth placed Wrexham ended a run of five successive defeats without scoring by beating Maidenhead United 1-0 in their last outing, and Tollitt wants to make it back to back wins against Dagenham in the push for promotion.

"You don't get many free Saturdays as a footballer," added Tollitt. "It was nice in a way but you don't really want games called off.

"We haven't lost any ground which is good and when we play our next game we have just got to carry on from where we left off in the last game which was a win.

"I feel like we have played alright at home since I have been here so if we carry that on, I don't see why we can't give ourselves a good chance of getting another win."