BRYAN HUGHES believes Wrexham's knack of scoring second half goals could prove vital in Saturday's top of the table encounter with Leyton Orient.

National League leaders Wrexham go into the clash at Brisbane Road unbeaten in six games, with five of those coming under Hughes.

Wrexham have scored eight goals since Hughes took charge last month, all of them arriving in the second half of matches.

Second placed Orient go into the fixture on the back of two away wins in four days, the latest a 3-2 victory at Barrow on Tuesday which closed the gap on Wrexham to two points, and Justin Edinburgh's side also have a game in hand.

Hughes feels Wrexham can capitalise on Orient's tiring schedule and points to his side's scoring record in the second half of matches as proof that his players have staying power.

"We have got to be wary of them, they have got a good strikeforce," said Hughes.

"They score plenty of goals and they are an attacking threat but so are we now.

"We are in a good vein of form ourselves so we will be ready.

"We have scored goals since I have been here, albeit all in the second half but that might be crucial come Saturday.

"Those long journeys that Orient have had, the longer the game goes on and the impact we have had as a second half team could go in our favour."

Wrexham, who have 10 games remaining, and Orient face competition from Solihull Moors, AFC Fylde and Salford City for automatic promotion.

Hughes insists the clash with Orient is not a title decider with so many sides battling it out for a place in the Football League.

"I wouldn't class it as a title decider because there are other teams there," said Hughes.

"It is not just us and Orient, Solihull are there and rightly so, Salford got a good win on Tuesday.

"It is the next game in our calendar, we will go there full of confidence and hopefully perform like we have done, and we will see what the result is.

"I don't think win, lose or draw it is going to be decided after Saturday's games."

Hughes admits it is a "big weekend" in the race for the title with Solihull and Salford also going head to head.

"Salford play Solihull as well so it is going to be a big weekend in the National League and come Tuesday when we all play again, it can change again," added Hughes.

"That is the beauty about this league, it can change quite quickly, and every team wherever they are in the league are capable of beating everyone else.

"We will just focus on the next game and focus on what we are doing."