STUART BEAVON believes Wrexham's ferocious supporters will be like an extra man as the Reds go in search of play-off glory.

An average attendance of over 5,000, which includes a best of 8,283, shows the level of support the Reds have received this season.

And Beavon reckons Eastleigh won't relish their trip to The Racecourse in the preliminary round tie.

On the club's fans, Beavon said: "They are a massive boost to us and I imagine any team coming here won't want to because of the noise the fans make.

"It's like an extra man for us.

"They are one of the best groups of fans I've played under, for sure.

"We are in the National League and we're getting over 7,000 fans for games, it's unbelievable.

"We want to get the club back up and into the league."

There's something special about a significant fixture under the lights at The Racecourse and Beavon can't wait for the occasion to arrive.

"I don't think you can ask for any more," he continued.

"It's a midweek game, under the lights, it's fantastic to play in.

"We all wanted to play in games like this when we were kids."

Wrexham have the upper-hand over Eastleigh heading into the encounter, the Reds completing a league double over the Spitfires.

A 3-1 away win back in August was followed up by a 2-0 home success fourth months later.

Beavon said: "We've beaten them, but the important thing for us is that we know our home form is good.

"We would like to think that we've got a great chance against anyone we play here."

If Wrexham are to make a long awaited return to the Football League then they will need to beat Salford City at Moor Lane on Sunday afternoon.

While Wrexham are top of the home form table, the Reds are 11th on the road, winning just eight times in 23 games, scoring 22 goals in the process.

But Beavon was quick to quash any concerns over the home form, saying: "As players we are confident we can win any game we play in this league.

"We are not ones to look and say 'we don't win here, we haven't won there' - if we did, where would we be?

"We are a confident bunch and we can win any game."

That will be music to the ears of the Wrexham supporters, who are dreaming of a play-off final victory at Wembley.

Beavon has played - and won at the home of English football - starting Coventry City's 2-1 EFL Trophy success over Oxford United two years ago.

The 34-year-old is not getting carried away about the prospect of a return.

"I've got a win at Wembley, which was nice," he said. "We've got a couple games ahead of us to get there, so we will take things one game at a time.

"It's unbelievable to play there, though. It's a dream to get there and to play there and, fortunately, I've managed to do that.

"But, you can't get too ahead of yourself. We've got a couple of games before Wembley is even possible."

Wrexham go into the play-off tie on the back of four wins in five matches, the latest victory a 2-1 home triumph over fellow promotion hopefuls Harrogate Town.

"You want to have momentum going into the play-offs and we've got that," said Beavon.

"We need to get down to work on the training ground and be ready for the next game now."