BRYAN HUGHES insists Wrexham remain in a great position despite Saturday's set-back and he wants to bounce back with victory over Barrow at The Racecourse tomorrow.

The Reds' six game unbeaten run came to an end as they were beaten 1-0 by Leyton Orient who now hold a one point lead at the top of the National League over Hughes' men with a game in hand.

It was Hughes first defeat as Wrexham manager, having presided over four wins and a draw since replacing Graham Barrow, but the 42-year-old believes his side are still in excellent form going into a crucial final nine games of the season.

"Obviously we all felt the disappointment of losing," said Hughes.

"The hardest part of it was losing to Orient who are the one of the teams challenging.

"I am not going to win every single game, even though I'd like to, it was disappointing because of the magnitude of it.

"It has been a great start to my reign here and in my eyes we are in championship form.

"We have played six games under me and got 13 points so we are averaging over two points a game which is really important at this stage of the season."

Wrexham boast an impressive record at The Racecourse this season and Hughes is targeting another victory against mid-table Barrow who beat Aldershot 2-1 on Saturday, ex-Reds midfielder John Rooney scoring an injury time winner, ahead of another home game with strugglers Maidstone this weekend.

"We have got a strong home record and it's a chance for us to bounce back," said Hughes.

"Two home games in a short space of time which gives us an opportunity to get back on track.

"They are going to be difficult like every game is in the National League. Barrow got a good win on Saturday so they will come here full of confidence and will want to upset us.

"We have got to be ready for them and the beauty of football is when you have had a disappointment like we did on Saturday, the chance to bounce back comes round quite quick and Barrow is our first opportunity."

Hughes praised fans for their backing against Orient, with nearly 1,000 supporters in attendance at Brisbane Road, and says they have a big part to play in the run-in.

"The fans were fantastic so hopefully they will back us again here at home and get us over the line because we are at that stage now into the last nine games and we need to pick up the momentum again," said Hughes.

"We have got a really good opportunity this week; two big home games to try and put some points back on the board."

Hughes has been dealt a blow with midfielder Brad Walker set to miss up to four weeks with a hamstring injury sustained at Orient.

"Brad is going to be out for maybe three or four weeks so it is a big loss for us in that defensive midfield role," said Hughes, who is also without Mark Carrington and Luke Summerfield.

"But we have got a good squad here and we will pick a team ready to go and win the game."

Hughes is hoping new signing Jermaine McGlashan receives international clearance and is available tonight.

"Jermaine is itching to get going," added Hughes.

"He has played a lot of games this year at Swindon but a change of manager and a change of style of play, he has found himself limited recently.

"He is going to add a little bit of pace to us in them wide areas and hopefully a bit of quality as well so I am looking forward to seeing what Jermaine can bring to us."