BRYAN HUGHES admits Wrexham need to start taking the clear cut chances that they create to make life easier for themselves.

The Reds created a host of opportunities in the second half of Tuesday's 2-2 draw with Maidenhead.

Although they took one to lead 2-1, it was quickly cancelled out by the Magpies and more chances went begging as Wrexham had to settle for a point when they should have clinched a much needed win.

"We created numerous chances, we have got to take them chances," said Hughes.

"We have got to make life easy for ourselves when we get a chance in the six yard box because other teams are getting goals against us and we are having to work extremely hard to just create

goals and get goals.

"So when they do present themselves, we have got to take them.

"We took two but we could have had five or six."

Akil Wright had three excellent opportunities but the midfielder was unable to find the back of the net.

"Akil could have had a hat-trick, they were three glorious chances," said Hughes.

"We have got to take them, especially in the position that we are in now in this little blip.

"When they fall for you, we have got to hit the target and make use of them, but we didn't.

"A draw here is a fantastic point for them but from our point of view, we have got to be better in front of goal and score more goals."

Hughes admits Wrexham, with one clean sheet in the opening nine matches, also need to improve defensively.

"We are scoring goals but we are leaking them at the same time," said Hughes.

"We have got to scratch up defensively as well.

"A set-piece comes in, we clear it and switch off on the edge of the box.

"It is a fantastic finish from their player but the little bits to get to that point, we have got to scratch up on.

"The first goal was misfortune on our part but it ends up in the back of our net and that is where I talk about teams not having to work too hard to get goals against us.

"It has proven costly again and it can't keep happening, we have got to address it."