AKIL WRIGHT is making a late bid to finish the season as Wrexham's leading goalscorer.

The midfielder netted the winner as the Reds beat Chesterfield 1-0 at The Racecourse to stay top of the National League.

It was Wright's fourth goal of the campaign, leaving him two behind Mike Fondop, who has six in all competitions and is currently on loan at Maidenhead, and one adrift of Rekeil Pyke, now plying his trade with Rochdale.

There are 10 games remaining and Wright just wants to score as many goals as he can in Wrexham's push for promotion.

"The midfielders are chipping in with a few goals this season. Me, Luke Young and Brad Walker have all got four," said Wright. "It is not really on my mind being top goalscorer but at the same time, you never know.

"I am getting in those positions so hopefully I could end up top goalscorer.

"It is just about me putting them in the back of the net so hopefully in the 10 games we have got left I knock in a few more."

Wright has scored twice since he missed a host of chances in the 1-0 win over Dagenham on February 9, Bryan Hughes' first game as Wrexham manager.

"That still plays on by mind but at the same time I don't want to look back, I just want to look forward and obviously I have done that so far," said Wright.

"Ten more games left, hopefully I can get a few more to help the team get to where we want which is top of the league in April."

Wright headed home Young's cross in the 62nd minute as Wrexham made it six games unbeaten ahead of Saturday's top of the table clash at Leyton Orient.

"I have timed my run perfect but it was a brilliant ball from Youngy," added Wright.

"Thankfully I was there in the right place to put it in the back of the net.

"It turned out to be an important one.

"It is a big result for us, we stay top of the league which is all that matters.

"We have got a big game next weekend so hopefully we can get the job done."

Hughes bemoaned Wrexham's lack of cutting edge in the final third during the first half but he got exactly what he wanted from his players when Young and Wright combined.

"Akil has got all the ability in the world to get into them areas," said Hughes.

"That is what I have tried to touch on with him over the last few weeks.

"I thought we got in some good positions in the first half but our quality in the final third, cross, decision making or final pass, just wasn't quite there.

"I think we were trying to find that killer ball too quickly, that precise cross that lands on someone's head.

"I just briefed them saying it is not about that, it is about getting the ball into an area where we have got someone who can attack it.

"It was a fantastic ball off Youngy and a great run off Akil and finish."

Former Wrexham manager Brian Flynn, who enjoyed a successful 12 year spell at the helm, has been appointed Hughes' assistant and was back at The Racecourse on Saturday.

"It is great to have Brian alongside me," added Hughes. "That knowledge and experience, that is why I brought him in.

"I am a young manager and I need to learn of these guys.

"Brian knows me as a person and now it is about me and Brian learning our own qualities and bringing that unified approach together as one, and hopefully get the right performances and results for this football club.

"So far so good, it is always a happier place when you are winning games of football and we are sitting top of the league."