AKIL WRIGHT has hailed the impact of the midfield men who have helped Wrexham secure a play-off spot.

Bryan Hughes' side are guaranteed a top-seven finish in the National League with three games to go despite the lack of a prolific striker, but the midfielders have chipped in with their share of goals.

When Wright bagged the opener in Saturday's 2-1 win at Barnet he became joint top scorer with six goals, and his fellow midfielders are in close pursuit.

Brad Walker, currently out injured with a hamstring injury, has struck four times along with Luke Young, and Luke Summerfield has two goals.

Young and Summerfield have also weighed in with numerous assists and Wright, who won the National League player of the month award for August, feels the midfielders can be happy with their contributions.

"We have all chipped in with goals and it has been a good season for the midfielders," said Wright.

"It terms of assists as well, Youngy and Summers have contributed a lot with them so we have had a good season in terms of getting on the scoresheet or creating goals."

Wright, who failed to find the back of the net in his first season at The Racecourse, has joined Shaun Pearson, Stuart Beavon and Mike Fondop on six goals for the season.

With three games left to play, Wright could end up top goalscorer, something he would never have imagined at the beginning of the campaign.

"At the start of the season, I probably wouldn't have got one goal let alone six," said Wright.

"I am buzzing with that and there are three games left so we will see what happens."

Wright's well placed header made it 1-0 two minutes after the break and although Barnet levelled, on-loan winger Jermaine McGlashan's first goal for Wrexham sealed a second win in a row and clinched a play-off spot for the first time in six years.

"I was buzzing to score," said Wright.

"The way the game was going, it was a good time to get that goal.

"Overall I think it was a good performance from us away from home. We kept them out and got the two goals to win the game which is the main thing."

Wrexham are currently fourth in the table, six points behind leaders Leyton Orient and four off second placed Salford City, while Solihull Moors in third are three points ahead of the Reds.

Although Hughes' side can still mathematically clinch the title, Wright is focussed on finishing second or third so Wrexham secure a home play-off semi-final tie and avoid a preliminary round match.

"We need to try and get momentum and form going into the last three games and the play-offs," said Wright.

"Now it is about trying to get second or third and getting that home tie.

"There are some big games over this next week with the teams around us playing each other.

"If we can get good results and other results go our way, hopefully we will be in the top three come the end of the season.

"We can still finish first but realistically we have got to look at second and third as the main priority at the minute."

Hughes hailed the impact of Wright after getting another goal at Barnet.

“Akil has got that in the locker," said Hughes. “A perfect ball again off Young and a great header against a big centre-back; he not just beat him in the air but directed it into the corner."