BOBBY GRANT says the players have got to take "full responsibility" for Monday's disappointing defeat against Hartlepool and that it is up to them to revive Wrexham's fortunes.

Bryan Hughes' side lost 4-2 at Victoria Park and have now gone three games without a win, leaving the 13th placed Reds nine points behind leaders Woking after seven matches.

Grant, who returned from a three-game ban and converted a consolation penalty, admits it is time for the players to step up to the plate.

"The result is not great," said Grant.

"We have had a few harsh words. The manager can only tell us the tactics, it is up to us to take responsibility ourselves, go on that pitch and produce.

"The 11 that are out there need to take full responsibility for what happened.

"It is down to no-one else, we are the ones who go out on that pitch and it is down to us to show a lot more than what we are.

"From a personal point of view it is great to be back out there but it is not great when you lose."

Grant had no issue with harsh words being exchanged in the dressing room following the final whistle as Wrexham suffered a second defeat of the season.

"We are all together, there is no divide," said Grant. "The fans are with us and it should be a whole club.

"People are entitled to their opinions and in the dressing room, we are all men.

"We want to win football matches and if that means harsh words getting said from the manager and from players amongst each other to each other, that is the way it has got to be.

"That happens at every single football club throughout the world and we are no different."

Grant scored his third goal at Hartlepool and is joint top scorer with fellow frontman Mark Harris but it was scant consolation with Wrexham on the wrong end of the scoreline.

"It is always nice to score but they mean nothing if we don't win the game," said Grant.

"That is the way I am. People might think 'he will go away and think he has scored' but I don't because for me personally, I want to win football matches.

"If I can score goals and we start winning then it is great but I would rather the team win than myself score.

"We will get it right and we will go again against Stockport on Saturday.

"I have no doubt the fans will be there in force again like they always are and it is down to us."

Grant admits Wrexham, who went 1-0 up through Akil Wright, need to learn to hold onto leads.

"You go 1-0 up away from home and then as a team, from the front to the back, we need to learn to see leads through," added Grant.

"If we get in at half-time ahead, it is a completely different game and unfortunately we didn't do that.

"We have lost the game and the lads are down but we will learn from it and we will put things right."