BRYAN HUGHES admits a desire to get Wrexham scoring more goals meant he took his "eye off the ball" when it came to his side's defending.

The Reds are guaranteed a play-off spot despite being the lowest scorers in the top-seven but they have kept 25 clean sheets in all competitions this season and boast the second best defensive record in the National League.

Wrexham have won two games in a row and appear to have turned the corner after a poor run in March when Hughes was unhappy with the goals his side were leaking.

"I am trying to install a clean sheet mentality in the group again," said Hughes. "That's what we built our foundations on before I got here.

"The club was good at keeping clean sheets, that defensive responsibility and that unit work, we have gone back to the basics from that a little bit and we are getting the benefits now.

"We have got two good wins under our belt now and it is something for us to build on."

On the lean spell, Hughes added: "I will take responsibility for that because when I came in, I wanted to get more of the attackers getting goals.

"I saw our defence hasn't got a problem because of the clean sheets so maybe I took my eye off the ball and was concentrating too much on the goals.

"But then the fundamental stuff started creeping in, a couple of mistakes, so we have gone back to the drawing board and I think you can see that in our last two performances."

Hughes is pleased his side are back on track and guaranteed a top seven finish with three games to go.

"I made reference to the mentality of the players still dwelling on what happened last season," added Hughes.

"We were losing silly games and giving away disappointing, silly goals. It is just about installing belief into them to try and stay as positive as I could when other people were questioning us.

"Results weren't right but it wasn't through lack of effort, it was just potentially avoidable goals and mistakes at times that cost us.

"It was just trying to nullify them silly mistakes and silly goals that we can get rid of and we have done that over the last couple of weeks especially."