LEAGUE titles aren't handed out in November but Paul Rutherford insists there is a lot at stake in tomorrow's top of the table clash against Leyton Orient at The Racecourse and the midfield wants a Wrexham win.

The third placed Reds go into the game unbeaten in 11 games and just one point behind leaders Leyton Orient, who are in a rich vein of form themselves.

Rutherford is relishing the contest and insists the Wrexham players will rise to the occasion.

"These are the games that you want to be involved in, the top of the table clashes that can define seasons," said Rutherford.

"It is something that the whole squad will be looking forward to and something that we can't wait to get our teeth into.

"We are aware of what is on the line and we will be making sure that we are at it.

"It's a game everyone will put down as a six-pointer and it is a good chance for us to gain ground on a team while they are losing ground."

Wrexham are yet to lose at home this season and Rutherford says fans, set to turn out in their numbers once again, have a huge part to play.

But the midfielder recognises the need for the Reds players to take the game by the scruff of the neck and be on the front foot from the start in the quest for three points.

"Every game that we play here, when the fans are behind us and this place is bouncing, there are not many more formidable places for teams to come, certainly in this league," said Rutherford.

"If we have a good start and the fans get right behind us, it could be a long afternoon for Orient. That is genuinely how I see it.

"I have come here as an opposition player myself and one of the things that we used to say at Southport and Barrow was 'let's keep the crowd quiet and we will bed our way in, after half an hour we will get going.'

"I am sure it will be on Orient's mind that they do want to try and dampen down our spirits and try and get on top of the game so it is a paramount that we attack the game from the off and make sure we are on the front foot."

With Orient unbeaten on their travels - Justin Edinburgh's side have only lost once at home all season - Rutherford is expecting a tough test but he wants Wrexham to show why they are challenging for promotion.

"Equally, Orient are a good side," added Rutherford. "They are top of the league at the moment and they are not there by chance, they are there on merit.

"It is going to be a tough test and we need to make sure that we are at it to go and show everyone why we are the top three sides in the league, and that it is going to be an occasion that we are going to savour."