CAPTAIN Shaun Pearson has held clear-the-air talks with manager Bryan Hughes that he hopes will lead to an improvement in results on the pitch.

Wrexham go into tomorrow's game against Aldershot at The Recreation Ground winless in six league games and down to 19th in the table following a poor start to the season.

Under-fire boss Hughes has been given a vote of confidence by the club's board of directors and Pearson says the players are fully behind the Reds boss, with the defender hoping off-the-field talks lead to a much needed win against the Shots.

"I don't think the manager will have a problem with me saying me and him had a conversation this week," said Pearson.

"It was a long conversation and a lot of things talked about.

"He asked me my opinion and it was a good chance for me to be totally honest, and the manager was honest with myself as well.

"I think there will be some positive things come from that and hopefully we will see an improvement, starting tomorrow.

"What I would say coming out of that, I personally and speaking to the other senior lads, we are 100 per cent behind him.

"Obviously we know there are problems, we are not going to hide away from that. We want to improve performance-wise."

Wrexham have taken 11 points from 10 games and although results have not been good enough, Pearson sees positives as the Reds aim to kick-start their season.

"We have seen what is there capability wise," said Pearson.

"Barrow in the second half on the opening day and 2-0 up against Boreham Wood; we should have won that game, it was probably the best performance of the season and we ended up drawing 2-2.

"There have been some good bits along the way. We have had some good performances at times and we can't lose sight of that. The Maidenhead game we should have won six or seven one.

"Unfortunately the way things are going for us, we are not having that bit of fortune but obviously it was poor against Sutton and we have to hold our hands up.

"If you can get a consistent level of performance, which we have got to try and find, eventually results will come for you so hopefully that starts tomorrow and we get three points."

Pearson insists it doesn't matter how Wrexham get that long over-due win as long as the barren run comes to an end.

"Sometimes you just need something to go off someone's backside in the 93rd minute and you win 1-0," said Pearson.

"Whatever it is, just get a win and all of a sudden fortune turns for you.

"A game maybe where you don't play so well but you win; you find a way so that is what we are hoping happens sooner than later.

"We have got a run of games now against teams in a similar position to us, not having starts they'd have been hoping for themselves, so it is an opportunity to kick them whilst they are down and at the same time get ourselves a bit of momentum and start moving up the table."

Centre-back Jake Lawlor completes a four-game ban tomorrow while Hughes will check on injured trio Rob Lainton - yet to feature this season - JJ Hooper and Leighton McIntosh ahead of the trip to Aldershot who are one place below the Reds in the table and on the same number of points.

“We’re getting close with Rob and JJ,” said Hughes. “I am hopeful that they might be available tomorrow but we will have to see.

“Even though our results aren’t good enough at the moment, we don’t want to rush people back for the sake of it.

“We don’t want to put them into a game situation where they get a recurrence and make it worse, and it could be a month or six weeks out next time.

“We have got to make sure we choose the right time.”