PAUL RUTHERFORD insists Bryan Hughes has not lost the dressing room and the Wrexham players are fully behind their under-fire manager.

The Reds are without a win in six league games and have dropped to 19th in the table, just four points above basement side Ebbsfleet.

Boos rang out around The Racecourse following Saturday's 1-1 draw against Sutton, with fans calling for Hughes to be relieved of his duties on social media, but the club's board of directors gave the Wrexham boss a vote of confidence via a statement issued on Monday.

Rutherford says the players are "fully on board" and is optimistic the barren run will end at Aldershot on Saturday.

"We are players and whether you are playing or not, the manager gave the bulk of us a contract in the summer so we are indebted to that," said Rutherford.

"The players are fully on board. It is certainly not a case of any mutiny, everyone is pulling in the same direction.

"We all want positive results for our own ends and for Wrexham; we all want to be fighting for promotion, not looking over our shoulder thinking we are 19th in the table.

"There are certainly no white flags being waved at this place, and I am full of optimism we will get the result at Aldershot to kick-start our season."

Wrexham have taken 11 points from their opening 10 games and Rutherford admits it hasn't been good enough but the winger insists the players are determined to turn things around.

"It has been disappointing," said Rutherford.

"There's no getting away from it, league's don't lie and we are where we are because we haven't picked up enough results.

"At times our performances have been okay, we haven't got the rub of the green in some games and other times performances have been hit and miss.

"There is no secret to it but the manager is working harder than anyone to try and turn it around.

"He is putting the graft in on the training pitch, getting his ideas across and the lads are putting the application in.

"Hopefully we can get that little break, go on a run in the opposite way and get a few wins together."

Rutherford has only made two league starts this term, appearing as a substitute six times, but although disappointed with the lack of game-time he is committed to the cause.

"Everyone wants to play," added Rutherford.

"I am not going to sit here and say I'm happy with the role I've got because I'm not; I want to play every minute of every game.

"I do feel like I could play a bit more but it is not personal, the manager is putting what he believes to be the best 11 players on the pitch to go and get the results.

"It is difficult and when a team is not picking up results, you want to be out there effecting things.

"You just make sure that when you are called upon, you are more than ready to take your chance.

"I have got full belief in my myself and my ability that I will turn that around and make sure that I am playing more."