SHAUN PEARSON and Brad Walker will be eager to avoid a yellow card against Leyton Orient so they don't miss out in Wrexham's promotion challenge.

The duo go into Saturday's top of the table clash at Brisbane Road with nine bookings apiece - one away from a two-match suspension.

However, the yellow card count in the National League is reset after the Reds' clash with Orient so if either of the pair are booked after this weekend's game, they will not receive a ban.

Manager Bryan Hughes just wants captain Pearson and midfielder Walker to "play their own games" in the eagerly awaited fixture, with Wrexham holding a two point lead over second placed Leyton Orient.

"Shaun is on nine yellows now so we are mindful of the fact, and Brad is on nine," said Hughes.

"It is the final game for them with regards to that getting rescinded so if they can get through Orient on Saturday without getting a booking, we should be fine with them.

"Obviously if they get booked and they have to take one for the team, it is one of them things.

"We are going to have to miss one or both of them for two games after that.

"From my point of view, I don't want it to play on their minds. I just want them to play their own games and if they a booking, they get a booking.

"We have got a strong enough squad to deal that."