JAMES JENNINGS admits Wrexham need to find the right balance so their quest to score more goals does not have a negative impact on the Reds' solid defence.

Manager Bryan Hughes wants Wrexham, who face Barnet at the Racecourse tomorrow, to be a lot more attack minded as the Reds strive to improve on last season's average goals-for column.

The ploy has worked with Wrexham looking more of a threat but the down-side is the Reds have been open at the back.

Having helped Wrexham keep 48 clean sheets during the last two seasons, left-back Jennings wants to get it right at both ends of the pitch.

"We know what has been our problem the last couple of years and the areas that need improving," said Jennings.

"We have been tight at the back with plenty of clean sheets but sometimes that might have been a bit of a burden on trying to get forward and score more goals.

"It is trying to have the right balance; still have the same mindset of trying to keep a clean sheet because you have got a great chance of winning if you keep a clean sheet.

"With the style of play that we have and the chances that we are going to create, hopefully that will help us improve and score more goals."

Wrexham have taken eight points from their opening five games and Jennings admits it should be a higher total.

"We know it could be more and there are areas to improve on," said Jennings.

"It is not the worst start, although we know we could have got off to a lot better start.

"But we are all feeling quite confident and with four of the next five games at home, we are looking forward to playing those games and getting more points on the board."

Although Wrexham have taken just two points from three away games, Hughes' side have won both of their opening two home matches.

Wrexham had a superb record at The Racecourse last season and Jennings wants that to continue this term in the push for promotion.

"Our home form is going to be massive for us this season," said Jennings.

"We want to make it a fortress and make teams scared of coming to The Racecourse and playing against us."

Wrexham performed well in the last home game against Halifax and although chances went begging before Jake Lawlor was sent off, Mark Harris struck to secure a 1-0 win, and Jennings is looking for more of the same tomorrow.

"We will try and emulate the game against Halifax," added Jennings. "From the first whistle, I thought we were brilliant.

"We were on the front foot and set the tempo, and hopefully we can continue that against Barnet.

"It would be nice not to make hard work of it like we normally do. We could have had the game wrapped up a lot earlier but that intensity is how we have got to start off from the first whistle."

Jennings is not concerned Wrexham are still looking for a first away win ahead of Monday's trip to Hartlepool.

"We have been quite unlucky," added Jennings. "I don't like talking about luck and what could have happened - ifs, buts and maybes - but we go into every game to win.

"If we pick up a point on the road and win our home games, we are in a good position and it will put us in a good position come the end of the season.

"When we go to Hartlepool, we will be going there to take all three points."