STUART BEAVON insists Wrexham have not become a bad team overnight.

The promotion challenge has faltered in recent weeks with Bryan Hughes' side losing four of their last five National League games.

Despite the poor run of form, Wrexham are fourth in the table and are seven points ahead of Ebbsfleet, the team immediately outside the play-offs, with five games to go.

Although he admits Wrexham need to get back to winning ways as soon as possible, Beavon says it no coincidence that the Reds remain in a good position despite the barren spell.

"We know what is required and we know that we need to end the losing streak and put another win back on the board to give everybody confidence," said Beavon.

"We aren't where we have been all season for luck. We are in a good position and we aren't up there for luck, we are a good team.

"We will get back on the training ground and make sure that we put it right on Saturday.

"We just need to keep working hard and make sure we come out of this quick."

The latest defeat came on Saturday as Wrexham lost 4-2 against Ebbsfleet United.

Wrexham trailed 3-0 at half-time against Ebbsfleet, whose players didn't warm-up before the game due to a wages dispute.

Goals from Beavon and Stuart Pearson gave hope of an unlikely comeback before Ebbsfleet scored a fourth, and Beavon felt Wrexham should have got something out of the game after creating numerous second half chances.

"Going in at half-time 3-0 down is a bit doom and gloom," said Beavon. "When they scored the third on half-time it really killed us.

"But we came out and gave it a go. Once we pulled back the second goal, I think we could have won the game.

"It just shows what character there is in there that we managed to come out and had chances to win the game.

"Obviously we are chasing it and leave gaps, and they nicked it at the end just to make sure.

"We know it was not good enough first half, it was way off what we need but second half we came out fighting.

"We showed we can score goals and I think we probably should have won the game.

"We have just got to take confidence from the second half performance."