CARRINGTON | "It tees us up nicely for what is a big week"

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Mon 18 Feb 2019

Mark Carrington wants Wrexham to back up the away win at Havant & Waterlooville and put together a run of results on the road.

The Dragons claimed a first league away win since beating Dagenham in October against the Hawks, and now travel to Boreham Wood knowing a win will put them back on top of the National League.

But Carrington stressed the importance of not looking too far ahead, with more than two months still remaining of the season.

“It was really good to go there and get the three points and it was pleasing to come back from a goal down, which we haven’t managed to do as much this season,” Carrington said of the win on Saturday.

“It gives us a lot of confidence going forward.

“It was good to get the three points Saturday because it tees us up nicely for what is a big week for us.

“If we can get some more points on the board away from home this week, then our home form’s very strong too and it should take us where we need to go.

“It is a big incentive to try and get up there and get that top spot but there is still a long way to go. We need to just take it one game at a time and not really worry about what else is going on – and just making sure we keep winning each week.”

The game at Havant saw Carrington return to the starting line-up at right-back, and manager Bryan Hughes was pleased with the impact both he and left-back James Jennings had going forward.

Carrington, who has also played left-back and central midfield this season, admitted he has been enjoying his role at full-back this season.

And he also praised Paul Rutherford’s performance in front of him, with two of Wrexham’s longest serving current players enjoying their link-up on the right.

“I’ll fill in anywhere. I’ve enjoyed playing full-back this season, the way we’ve played has allowed us to get on the ball a lot and that has suited me,” Carrington said, “but I’ll play anywhere for the team.

“Jenno and I both like to get forward. It’s probably the bigger part of our game than the defending.

“We like to join in and go forward and, especially Jenno on Saturday, I thought he was excellent and got his goal.

“I like playing with Paul down that side, we know what we’re getting from each other. I know if I’m out of position, he’ll fill in for me and it gives me the license to go a bit more – hopefully he’ll say the same about me.”

As one of the more experienced players, Carrington has also had a leadership role to play in the dressing room this season.

But he says positivity has not dropped in the dressing room and keeping spirits high will be key in the promotion run-in.

“Because results have been better the last few weeks, it seems as though there is more of a positive, but to be honest there hasn’t not been a positive vibe in the dressing room,” he said.

“The results weren’t showing it, but the lads have always been upbeat – that’s what we need now with the run-in.

“It’s just keeping the lads together really, making sure we’re all staying on the right track. We’ve got a good dressing room, it manages itself really.

“With everything going on behind the scenes it’s up to us to just make sure we remain focussed on our job and making sure the lads are keeping the standards up, and hopefully it’s going to pay off.”

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