DEVONTE REDMOND hopes he's played his way into Dean Keates' plans and has earned a starting place when Wrexham face Chesterfield at The Racecourse in tonight's FA Cup fourth qualifying round replay.

Wrexham were trailing 1-0 in Saturday's tie when Keates made a triple substitution on the hour mark, and it had the desired effect.

Just minutes after his introduction, Redmond set-up leading scorer Bobby Grant for the equaliser, and the Reds went on to enjoy their best spell of the game.

Neither side could score a winner and they will meet for a third time in eight days tonight with Redmond, who has found opportunities limited in recent weeks, keeping his fingers crossed he is back in the side.

"It has been frustrating for me," said the midfielder.

"But we are not where we should be at the moment and everyone has to take responsibility for that.

"If you have a little time on the bench or watching, it can help you, so I am happy that I have come back in and been able to make the impact that I have made.

"Everyone wants to impress the manager and start games.

"I have just got to bide my time and hopefully I will be in the manager's plans going forward; I will do what I can to show him that I should be in there.

"All I can do is focus on my job and help the lads. With the competition we have got for places, it is good for everyone that players are coming off the bench and having an impact."

Redmond was told by Keates to go on and 'make something happen', and the summer signing was pleased he was able to weigh in with an assist.

"Everyone wants to play but sometimes you have to sit it out and watch how it unfolds, and it makes you hungrier to do well," said Redmond.

"The gaffer just said 'go on, inspire us and make something happen' and I did that.

"Chesterfield were getting a little bit tired and we noticed there was a bit of space down the sides; we just tried to exploit that and it worked so I was happy.

"My aim is to help the team and creating goals is what I am here to do. I am happy that I went out there and did it, and hopefully there is more to come."

Wrexham, beaten 1-0 at home by Chesterfield in the league last Tuesday, will be looking to finally get one over the Spireites and seal a place in the first round proper.

"It is the FA Cup and everyone wants to get as far as they can in it," said Redmond.

"We have got to go out there full throttle and try and put them to bed.

"There is no reason why we can't do that."

Fellow midfielder Akil Wright and striker JJ Hooper - making his comeback from injury - were also introduced alongside Redmond at The Proact Stadium.

Keates felt the trio made a difference and come into contention for starting places this evening.

“You expect players to go on and make a difference,” said Keates.

“It is not just the starting XI any more, it is a squad game so when players get the opportunity to go out there, they have to make a difference.

“I just thought at that point we just needed a change and needed to freshen it up so I put the three on and they made a difference.

“They have given me some food for thought.”

Keates has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the game.

“Everybody came through,” added Keates. “As it stands at the minute we are not far off a fully fit squad."