JAMES JENNINGS admits Wrexham might need to win all their remaining matches to stand a chance of clinching the National League title.

Bryan Hughes' side go into tomorrow's clash against Hartlepool United sitting third in the table, one point behind leaders Leyton Orient who also have two games in hand.

Wrexham have seven games left and Jennings says the Reds will have to make winning a habit with the battle for the one automatic promotion spot hotting up.

"We are still in contention," said Jennings.

"If we want to win it then we have got to win every game, simple as.

"We have got seven games left and even though the other teams are playing catch-up, they will drop points.

"But we are just taking each game as it comes, keep working and improving, and try and get back to the way we were playing a couple of week ago."

Although Jennings is focussed on top spot, the left-back knows the competition for the title is fierce and Wrexham must finish as high up as possible if they miss out and have to settle for the play-offs.

"One spot doesn't make it easy but if you're not going to win it, it is imperative that you try and finish second or third so you have got that extra advantage going into the play-offs," said Jennings.

"You have only got one home tie and effectively one game away from Wembley.

"We are just staying focussed, take each game as it comes and see what happens when the other teams play each other."

Wrexham head to mid-table Hartlepool on the back of a 1-0 win against Maidstone which ended a run of two successive defeats.

It wasn't pretty but Jennings says victory will give the Reds a timely boost ahead of a tricky test at Victoria Park.

"It was crucial that we got three points and it didn't matter how it came," said Jennings.

"The game was far from pretty and we were far from our best, but it showed good character and the team-spirit we have got in the changing room to get through the game, and ultimately get the three points and a clean sheet.

"We are delighted and we have got more confidence going into the Hartlepool game and clearer heads after putting two defeats to bed.

"It is a difficult at Hartlepool but we got a win there last season.

"We have had a full week to prepare for it and do a few things on the training ground, hopefully we continue where we left off on Saturday."

Winger Ben Tollitt scored the only goal against Maidstone but has now returned to Tranmere after completing a successful three month loan spell at The Racecourse.

Jennings, happy with his own form, linked up well with Tollitt down the left flank and hopes to be equally effective with his replacement.

"I am enjoying it," added Jennings. "I feel I have been doing well and contributing.

"There have been a few different faces in front of me this season and last season, I must be on the 11th player playing in front of me in two seasons!

"It doesn't matter who it is, hopefully I can form a relationship with them and continue doing well."