BRYAN HUGHES admitted Wrexham’s dire run of form is ‘killing’ him as the pressure mounts on the under-fire Reds boss.

Aldershot scored in the fourth minute of injury time at The Recreation Ground to seal a 1-0 victory and leave Wrexham without a win in seven league outings.

There was more misery as Wrexham dropped into the relegation zone as AFC Fylde - tomorrow's opponents at Mill Farm - beat Eastleigh in the late kick-off to climb out of the bottom four.

When asked how he feels about Wrexham struggling at the wrong end of the table after 11 games, Hughes said: "It is killing me. I have got the utmost respect for the fans and the club in general.

"The club that gave me my opportunity to have a crack at a career in football.

"I always said one day I wanted to come back and help the club try and achieve something.

"I find myself back as manager, we went close last season and this season hasn't started the greatest.

"Now we need to rally round and try and pick everyone up.

"I have been in the game long enough to know what needs to be done."

Hughes, given the dreaded vote of confidence by the club's board of directors last week, understands fans' frustrations but he is committed to rediscovering the winning feeling.

"The vote of confidence from the board was nice to hear, they are backing me," said Hughes.

"The fans pay their money week in, week out to watch a winning team and at the moment we are not winning so they are going to feel frustrated, and I totally understand that.

"It is my job to try and get that winning feeling back around the club and not a glum feeling of negativity.

"It is hard to do it because we are in a rut but I saw certain things today, especially the chances that we created, where we can take small steps gradually."

When asked whether the pressure has grown since he was given the board's backing because of the Aldershot loss, Hughes added: "I am under pressure to win games.

"Every manager across the country needs to win games.

"It is my job to keep believing in these players. They are down, it wasn't nice to concede like that at the end because we did enough to probably win it.

"I have got to keep pushing them, games come round thick and fast.

"We have got Fylde on Tuesday and I have got to try and lift spirits.

"It is hard to see any positives out of it but we have got to keep going, we have go to keep believing.

"We need to turn results around, it is as simple as that.

"We have not won in seven, four draws and three defeats. We need to be better all-round, the players know that and I know that, and I am trying to do everything possible to try and turn our fortunes around.

"But it is difficult, especially when we concede goals like that.

"We came here to win and we created enough chances to win it but we got hit by a sucker-punch.

"We have got to learn from it, we have got to move forward, stick together as a group and try and turn these results around."

Wrexham, who have completed a quarter of the season, will be involved in a relegation battle if results don't improve and Hughes says everyone - including himself - needs to step up to the plate.

"Every game is massive, even more so now because of the situation we find ourselves in," said Hughes.

"No-one envisaged we would be in this situation 11 games in but we are.

"Whether we think we deserve to be in it or not, we are.

"We are in the bottom four, that is where we need to stand up and be counted; all of us, including myself, my management team and the players."