BRYAN HUGHES has demanded no let-up from his Wrexham side after guaranteeing a play-off spot.

Saturday's 2-1 win at Barnet secured a top-seven finish in the National League and means Wrexham have extended their season for the first time in six years.

There are three games left and Hughes wants the Reds, who have won their last two games, to continue building momentum for the play-offs.

"I don't want us to drop our standards. I want us to feel that pressure as well," said Hughes.

"I think the pressure of what happened last season was a burden a few weeks ago, as soon as a few results go against you.

"It was potentially playing on peoples minds, a lot of players were here last year.

"That can come off them now they are guaranteed the play-offs.

"Hopefully if we can keep building on what we are doing and that commitment, desire, work ethic, all the basic stuff that you sort of take for granted sometimes, we have got that in abundance now running right through the squad."

Wrexham trail leaders Leyton Orient by six points and are four behind second placed Salford, with Solihull Moors in third three clear of the Reds.

With the teams finishing second and third advancing to a home semi-final tie in the play-offs and avoiding a preliminary round match, Hughes knows there is still a lot to play for in the run-in which continues with Friday's visit of Sutton United to The Racecourse.

"The fact that we are guaranteed the play-offs is the first milestone done," said Hughes.

"Can we now guarantee second or third? That is the next milestone.

"But we will just focus all our attention on Sutton.

"There are going to be twists and turns even with three games to go.

"Teams who haven't got a lot to play for are performing, players are out of contract at the end of the season at their respective clubs, so no game is a gimme in this league.

"We have just got to look after ourselves, prepare right for Sutton and hopefully put on a good show."

Hughes admits that Wrexham face a battle to win the title but he won't give up while it is still mathematically possible.

"It is still there," said Hughes. "The top two are doing their jobs which I expect but we will just keep doing what we are doing. If they slip up, hopefully we will be ready to pounce.

"Winning the league would be fantastic and we have still got aspirations of that, even though we know it is going to be difficult.

"But second and third have their own rewards for getting that home fixture in the play-offs.

"We know how good our home form has been this season and it will be beneficial to finish in one of them positions but they are all going to be tough games.

"The play-offs are a bit of a lottery, all we have got to do is keep building that momentum and go into these games with confidence, and hopefully finish as high as we can.

"We have just got to keep building.

"It is nice to have the play-offs guaranteed so we can look forward now and go into these last few games with a bit more belief that we have got the play-off place, but now it is about finishing as high as we can."