LUKE SUMMERFIELD has spoken of his frustration after missing a large part of Wrexham's promotion challenge but the midfielder is ready to help the Reds finish the job off.

The 31-year-old limped off with a calf problem in the 1-0 win over Maidenhead on January 26 - Graham Barrow's last game as Reds boss - but was not expected to face a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

However, a couple of set-backs has led to Summerfield missing the last 11 matches, meaning he is yet to feature under Barrow's successor, Bryan Hughes.

Summerfield, a key player in the first half of the season, is back in full training and is looking forward to answering Hughes' call as the fifth placed Reds, who have four games remaining, aim to secure a top seven finish.

"It has been a very frustrating time with how well we were doing and having a good season," said Summerfield.

"A very frustrating time with being out for this long; it wasn't supposed to this long, I have had a few set-backs but hopefully now I have seen the back of it and can crack on.

"Any time you are injured as a footballer it is not nice but obviously with how well we were doing and where we are in the league, it has been frustrating to watch and listen to the games.

"Obviously what we are playing for is massive.

"Anything that I can do for the lads from now until the end of the season to get us up there will be brilliant.

"I have been very frustrated the last number of weeks being out and seeing the results, but as a footballer you have got to stay positive and hopefully from now till the end of the season I stay fit and will be raring to go if called upon."

Summerfield, who only missed one league game this season prior to the injury, could even be in contention for a return to the Wrexham squad at Barnet on Saturday.

"I trained a bit last week with the lads," said Summerfield.

"It was great to be back in and joining in on a few different sessions.

"Hopefully this week will be a good, full week of training for me."

Wrexham head to Barnet on the back of a 3-1 win over relegated Braintree last weekend.

Four of the previous five games had ended in defeat but Wrexham got the promotion challenge back on track and the Reds are six points behind leaders Leyton Orient.

Although Hughes' side are outsiders for the title and more likely to line-up in the play-offs, Summerfield is just targeting a strong finish to the campaign and see where it leaves Wrexham.

"The lads were brilliant again on Saturday, to get a home win and get us going again," said Summerfield.

"Hopefully now we can build on Saturday and build a little bit of good form.

"Every game is massive and if we can stay unbeaten from now until the end of the season it is a positive.

"But if we can win every game, you never know where it could take us."

Summerfield knows mid-table Barnet, whose eight game unbeaten run was ended by Maidstone on Tuesday, will provide a tricky test but insists Wrexham have got what it takes to leave the Hive with three points.

"Everybody has either got a lot to play for or not a lot to play for at this time of the season," added Summerfield. "Whether them games are harder or easier with the shackles off for some teams, you don't know.

"We know every game is going to be tough from now until the end of the season but we know what we are capable of and what is needed to be done to get promoted."