SHAUN PEARSON understands fans' frustrations following Wrexham's poor start to the season but the Reds captain says his team-mates cannot afford to feel sorry for themselves ahead of another crucial fixture.

Wrexham go into tonight's clash with Maidenhead United at The Racecourse without a win in four matches, with the last two ending in defeat, leaving Bryan Hughes' side 16th in the National League and 12 points behind leaders Woking.

Pearson admits Wrexham have under-achieved after taking just nine points from the opening eight games but the centre-back is focussed on ending the barren run against Maidenhead.

"It is not the start we wanted," said Pearson.

"The last couple of performances haven't been great which is the concerning thing.

"Like I said to the players, fans are going to be frustrated and that is understandable, I totally get that. If I watched the last couple of games I would be frustrated.

"But from a players point of view, you have got to take it on the chin and get on with it.

"You can't mope around because games come thick and fast, and we have got to be ready for it.

"If you feel sorry for yourself, before you know it you could be seven or eight games without a win and that is the last thing we want. We want to find a win as soon as possible."

Wrexham's latest loss came on Saturday when Stockport triumphed 2-1 at The Racecourse.

The Hatters took the lead following a mistake by goalkeeper Christian Dibble and doubled their advantage before the break, with Leighton McIntosh's late strike merely a consolation.

Pearson just wants a win by any means against Maidenhead to get back on track.

"It is fine margins," said Pearson. "The first goal on Saturday, when things are going for you that probably doesn't happen.

"We need to try and change that fortune around as soon as possible and the only way of doing that is rolling your sleeves up, working hard and grinding out a victory.

"We need to try and get a win and how we get it doesn't really matter. We just need to find a win from somewhere so if it is 1-0, 4-3, 5-0 or whatever tonight, I couldn't really care less as long as we win."

Stockport inflicted a first defeat of the campaign at The Racecourse on Wrexham and Pearson knows the importance of the Reds home form.

"If we get a win against Maidenhead that is 10 points from five games at home," said Pearson.

"That is two points a game at home so if you get that, things are not bad at all in terms of home form.

"Obviously away form is a separate issue and we need to address that when it comes back round to playing away games but get a win tonight and our home form is still looking solid, so that is what we will be trying to do."