SHAUN PEARSON believes recent results will stand Wrexham in good stead for the play-offs - regardless of how many games they will have to play.

Wrexham go into today's clash against Sutton United at The Racecourse having already guaranteed a top-seven finish thanks to Saturday's 2-1 win at Barnet.

It was the second successive victory and leaves fourth placed Wrexham trailing leaders Leyton Orient by six points, with the Reds four behind Salford and three adrift of Solihull, who are third.

Finishing second or third will see Wrexham avoid a preliminary round tie in the play-offs and have a home game in the semi-finals, leaving them 90 minutes away from the Wembley showpiece.

Pearson is still targeting a top-three position but says a productive run-in bodes well for the play-offs, regardless of where they finish.

"It is looking likely we will be in the top five, maybe one more win should seal that," said Pearson.

"But we are still looking up and if they do slip up, hopefully we can pinch second or third and avoid the two games to get to Wembley.

"If we can sneak into second or third, brilliant, because it is one less game and it gives you a better chance, and we know our home record.

"But if we do have to play two games to get to Wembley, then going to Barnet and getting a result like that can only give us confidence.

"Barnet were on a good run until they lost back to back games. Before that they hadn't conceded for seven games so we can be really pleased with that and that can give us confidence going into any away game if we have any in the play-offs."

Wrexham, who boast the best home record in the division, will aim to pick up three points against ninth placed Sutton before continuing their Easter double-header with Monday's trip to Halifax Town.

It promises to be a huge day in the promotion race, with four of the top five sides going up against each other as Orient head to Solihull and Salford City entertain AFC Fylde.

Pearson is hoping Wrexham can register back to back wins to boost their challenge.

"Our home record is good so we will look forward to Sutton," said Pearson.

"It is a big weekend, the other four teams in the top five all play each other on Monday so you are guaranteed to pick up some points somewhere on them if we can win our games.

"We just have to concentrate on ourselves and hopefully two wins will see us challenging for second or third going into the last game."

Akil Wright scored his sixth goal of the season at Barnet and is now joint top scorer with Pearson, Stuart Beavon and Mike Fondop.

Pearson feels Wright is benefitting from his skipper telling him to get into the penalty area more often.

"I thought Akil's goal was an absolutely fantastic header," added Pearson.

"I have been on at him for so long now about just getting in the box and if you look at his record since Christmas, pretty much all his goals have been post-Christmas.

"We don't have loads of match winners so to speak, and he is really starting to become a match winner for us."