SHAUN PEARSON would snap your hand off for the return of ‘boring, boring Wrexham’.

A 1-0 victory - of which there were 11 - was often met with derision as the Reds finished fourth in the table last term.

Victories have been hard to come by this term, but two of the three National League wins have been 1-0 victories over Halifax and Ebbsfleet.

And captain Pearson is happy to grind out more 1-0 victories if it propels managerless Wrexham away from the relegation zone.

“One thing I would say, and I said it in an interview last year, but the club almost got embarrassed by winning 1-0,” said Pearson ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Woking.

“The fans weren’t happy because we were only winning 1-0 and you could feel within the club that it wasn’t good if we won 1-0, so it was almost like we couldn’t keep winning 1-0 because it’s not pleasing on the eye.

“Let’s be honest, we would all snap your hand off for five 1-0 wins in a row right now.

“I’m not saying we want to win 1-0 every game and we don’t have to set up to win 1-0, but at the same time, if you keep yourself in games at 0-0 and you nick a goal, you are more likely to win more games over the course of a season.”

As a defender Pearson prides himself on keeping clean sheets - the two Wrexham have kept helping them secure crucial victories.

The 30-year-old continued: “Don’t get me wrong, I get that people don’t want to come and watch a team that is defensive and negative, but I didn’t think we were defensive and negative last season.

“I thought we were well-organised, worked our backsides off and everyone was clear on their roles and responsibilities of what was expected.

“Obviously we lacked a little bit going the other way, which has been addressed, but I think it’s probably gone too far and we lost balance in the team.

“Hopefully the balance will be addressed and we will start getting better results.”

Wrexham have been rock solid at the back in recent seasons, but attempts to improve the goals for column by Bryan Hughes has left the Reds exposed in defence.

Pearson knows that he and his team-mates need to get back to what they do best - preventing the opposition from scoring.

“A lot has changed in the way we’re set up and the way we’ve tried to play,” he said. “You try to buy into what the manager wanted and at times it showed signs of working well, but ultimately we conceded too many goals.

“Some of the goals you can’t really account for, the individual mistakes you just wouldn’t normally see, and stuff like that happens, that’s football.

“That’s something that needs addressing and I’m sure whoever the manager is that comes in will address these things straightaway.”

Wrexham followed up a 1-0 home success over Ebbsfleet on Saturday by losing 3-1 at Solihull Moors in midweek, a result that left the Reds out of the drop zone on goal difference.

But Pearson feels performances haven’t been as bad as the league position of 20th suggests.

“We won on Saturday and everyone said ‘you played really well, it was much better’, but for me it wasn’t a great deal different to some of the other performances - yes, there has been a couple of bad ones,” said Pearson.

“People think you are stupid because you are getting beat, but at Fylde for an hour - the game changes when you go 3-2 down because you are chasing the game and it was more open and they had opportunities - we were pretty much in control of the game.

“Again, individual mistakes cost us and put us on the back-foot. On Saturday we managed to keep them to a minimum and we managed to come out on top.

“Like I say, on Tuesday night I didn’t think the performance as a whole was too bad. I’m not trying to say we’ve been brilliant or anything like that and I don’t want people to be disillusioned with my comments.

“But it’s always the same, when you are winning you’re maybe not quite as good as you think and when you lose it’s probably not as bad as you think, there’s very fine margins.”