SAM RICKETTS believes Wrexham have been given a reminder that they are still not the finished article.

The Reds are unbeaten in seven games but had to settle for a 1-1 draw at Chesterfield on Saturday after conceding an injury time equaliser.

Although happy with the progress made - third placed Wrexham are only a point off top spot - Ricketts says there is still work to be done.

“We are in a good place,” said Ricketts. “The late goal probably just reminds everyone what I am questioning and saying we need to improve and we need to get better, you can’t stand still.

“I want to win every game. Us drawing a game has reminded everyone that we need to improve.

“That isn’t us getting beat four or five nil, we are disappointed drawing a game which I think shows you where we are at as a group and what we are aspiring to do. To be this disappointed with a draw shows you what the players are.”

Wrexham have a chance to get back to winning ways against Hartlepool United at The Racecourse this evening.

“The players have already mentioned it,” said Ricketts. “We’re ready to get back to The Racecourse and put on another performance.

“It’s another opportunity for us to impose ourselves and try and get that all important win.”

Wrexham were roared on by more than 1,500 supporters at Chesterfield and Ricketts, who has become accustomed to big away followings as well as healthy crowds at home, praised fans for their superb backing.

“They were excellent,” added Ricketts. “I said to the players before the game about playing with pride, passion and enthusiasm, exactly what the supporters bring.

“It is great and the players really responded to it. I am just really disappointed that they couldn’t hang on for the three points for them.”

Ricketts will assess midfielder Luke Summerfield and defender Mark Carrington, who limped off with an ankle problem, ahead of tonight’s clash.