JASON OSWELL spoke of his relief after getting getting off the mark for Wrexham and the striker hopes more goals arrive in the play-offs.

The striker joined Wrexham for an undisclosed fee from Morecambe in January but failed to score in his first 13 games.

But Oswell finally celebrated his first goal in Saturday's 2-1 win against Harrogate, scoring with a header from Paul Rutherford's cross, and it clearly meant a lot to the 26-year-old.

"I am delighted," said Oswell. "As soon as it went in, it was almost like frustrations have been let out.

"I have got expectations of myself and I expected to have scored five or six goals by now.

"I have had chances with my head, probably easier chances than that already, whether it has been saved or not quite got the contact.

"But it was nice that I got the contact well and as soon as I headed it, I thought that's got a really good chance.

"On other days the goalkeeper might have tipped it out of the top corner but luckily he didn't."

Oswell says the goal will boost his confidence ahead of the play-offs which kick-off tomorrow night with a preliminary round home tie against Eastleigh.

"I have always said as a striker, goals brings confidence and even though you might be doing other things well or contributing to the team, a striker always needs to score goals," said Oswell.

"As soon as you get that you feel a little bit more confident. "When it's not quite going for you like it hasn't been doing for the last 10 games, you can go into your shell a little bit.

"But when you feel confident and the goals are coming more, your whole game picks up and hopefully I have timed it at the right time now."

Oswell is relishing the clash with Eastleigh at a packed Racecourse, with the winners advancing to Sunday's semi-final at big-spending Salford City.

"They are the games that you want to play in as a footballer. If you don't want to play in those games then it is not the job for you," added Oswell.

"Big nights under the lights with a big crowd, it is going to be great.

"It is going to be tough, everyone knows that, but if you are going to do it you might as well do it the hard way.

"To be the best you have got to beat the best and Salford away in the semi-finals would be tough but that is the team you want to knock out.

"To get to Wembley after that would be brilliant."