BRYAN HUGHES admits he "couldn't have dreamt of a better start" to life as Wrexham manager.

The Reds extended their unbeaten run to six games with a 1-0 win over Chesterfield on Saturday to remain top of the National League.

Five of those matches have been under Hughes, who was appointed as the club's third manager of the season on February 6, with Wrexham taking 13 points from a possible 15.

Although delighted with how things are going, Hughes, who began his playing career at The Racecourse, insists the players deserve all the credit for putting Wrexham in contention for the title.

"It is fantastic," said Hughes. "I couldn't have dreamt of a better start but it is not about me.

"It is about trying our best to make this club successful and it is all the players who are going to do that.

"They are the ones that cross that line come 3pm and they are the ones who have to put all that energy in, that desire and commitment, to try and get the results.

"So far they are doing it. The players are giving everything for the club at the moment."

Wrexham have 10 games remaining in the push for promotion, starting with today's top of the table clash against Leyton Orient at Brisbane Road.

The Reds are well placed with less than two months of the season to go but Hughes wants his players to remain focussed in the run-in.

"It is all about creating that unified approach," said Hughes.

"A new manager coming in the building, you always get a response from the players but they are buying into little things that I am trying to get into them, especially at this stage of the season.

"I know how critical this stage of the season is, I have been in many teams where there has been something to play for come the end of the season, whether it be play-offs or Wembley visits.

"It is about keeping the focus, keeping that commitment and desire which they have all got in abundance, and let's see how far it can take us.

"Now it is about taking each game as it comes. Leyton Orient next, we will go there and hopefully get the right result."

Akil Wright scored the only goal in the 62nd minute as Wrexham got the better of Chesterfield.

It was a hard fought win with Wright getting on the end of Luke Young's cross to convert his fourth goal of the season, with the duo earning praise from Hughes.

“Looking at how the game panned out I think it was always going to be a moment of quality that was going to decide it,” said Hughes.

“And that moment of quality came for us.

“It was a great ball in from Youngy and great timing of the run from Akil which he is getting better at, and his finish matched that.

“I felt he made it look easier than what it was looking back at it, it was a good finish.”

Young, who has scored four goals this season and contributed with assists, took half-time words of advice from Hughes on board when presented with the ball.

"The gaffer said at half-time don't worry about picking somebody out in the box, just put it into an area," said Young.

"I only had one thing on my mind and that was to try and put the ball into an area and cause them a problem.

"Thankfully it landed right on top of Akil's head. It was a great run into the box and a good finish.

"It was nice to set-up the goal for Akil, who has been very good lately and been in scoring positions, and it was nice to get a win to keep the unbeaten run going and keep us top of the league."