FORGET the one game at a time cliche scenario and let’s have a look at how the final four weeks of the National League season will pan out.

Leyton Orient were always going to be the team to beat and just like he did with Newport County in 2013, manager Justin Edinburgh has helped crush the Reds’ promotion dream again with The O’s.

So if the title’s heading east to the Orient, have Wrexham got what it takes to finish second or third best?

That’s the big question and probably one that will end up with the answer no.

They’ve got previous after what happened last year and following a nightmare March, Bryan Hughes - the club’s fifth manager in 12 months - needs to lift the confidence of his players and raise the spirits of the supporters.

Salford City and AFC Fylde are good bets to claim their place in the top three but seven points from their remaining 15 games would probably be good enough for the Reds to grab fifth place.

Home wins against Braintree on Saturday and Sutton on Good Friday would set Wrexham up nicely for the Easter Monday trip to The Shay - a stadium that holds good memories for Wrexham fans.

Reds supporters took over Halifax on a fantastic Friday night on March 26 1993 where Stevie Watkin (pictured right) scored the winner on the way to Brian Flynn leading the team to promotion.

A draw in Halifax - who are one of the few teams to score less goals than Wrexham this season - would mean a home tie in the first play-off semi-final on May 1 - maybe against Eastleigh.

Win that one and it’s a trip to Salford three days later to try and secure a Wembley return.

It’s all about keeping the faith and maintaining a degree of reality but it’s still definitely all to play for.





6: Braintree H

13: Barnet A

19: Sutton H

22: FC Halifax A

27: Harrogate H


2: Bromley A

6: FC Halifax H

9: Eastleigh H

13: Sutton A

19: Harrogate H

22: Solihull Moors A

27: Braintree H


6: Hartlepool A

13: Havant H

19: Bromley A

22: Leyton Orient H

27: Dagenham A


6: Maidstone A

13: Maidenhead H

19: Boreham Wood A

22: AFC Fylde H

27: Hartlepool A


2 Dagenham H

6: Eastleigh H

9: Gateshead A

13: Braintree A

19: Barnet H

22: Salford City A

27: FC Halifax H


6: Ebbsfleet H

9: AFC Fylde H

13: Eastleigh A

19: Chesterfield H

22: Harrogate A

27: Barrow H


6: Boreham Wood A

13: Leyton Orient H

19: Wrexham A

22: Maidstone United H

27: Dover A


2: Barnet H

6: AFC Fylde A

9: Leyton Orient A

13: Gateshead H

19: Dagenham A

22: Maidenhead H

27: Boreham Wood A


6: Havant A

13: Boreham Wood H

19: Leyton Orient A

22: Gateshead H

27: Wrexham A


6: Gateshead A

13: Dagenham H

19: Havant A

22: Dover H

27: Bromley A

May play-off dates: May 1: 5th place vs 6th place (A); May 2: 4th place vs 7th place (B); May 4: 2nd place vs winner of Match A; May 5: 3rd place vs winner of Match B