MARC MCGREGOR has described Weston-super-Mare's FA Cup clash against Wrexham as a "free-hit" for his side.

Wrexham head to the Woodspring Stadium for Sunday's tie sitting top of the National League and unbeaten in nine matches.

Despite reaching the first round of the cup competition for the first time since 2014, Weston have endured a woeful campaign and Saturday's 1-0 success over Hungerford Town was the Seagulls' first National League South win of the season.

Sam Ricketts' Reds are big favourites to reach round two but McGregor believes Weston can cause a shock with less expectation placed on his side.

"I’m not looking forward to going up against Sam, I’m looking for my team to go and beat his team," McGregor told the official club website.

"That’s the idea of the game but it’ll be tough. They’re riding high, he’s got them playing really well.

"They’ll be very well organised, they’ll be fit so we expect a really tough game but it’s a free hit for us, it’s one that we can hopefully go and enjoy and upset them. That’s what the cup’s about.

"It’s got the makings of a great game."

Weston only took three points from their opening 13 games before beating fellow strugglers Hungerford at the weekend but McGregor remains positive about his side's chances of pulling clear of the relegation zone.

"There’s a long way to go and it’s only the start of November, still got December and the other months to come so I can see us being in a good position come the New Year," said McGregor.

McGregor hopes that Weston's run in the FA Cup can rub off on the Seagulls' league form and he is targeting victory against Wrexham.

"Winning breeds habits so if you’re winning games, it becomes a habit," added McGregor.

"Everything we enter whether it be the Somerset Cup or the FA Cup, we always go and look to win every game we play.

"That’s no different so if we can get a run in the FA Cup and a run in the FA Trophy and be successful in those, it means that you’re winning games and that habit is something that we need."