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1 May 2022

Ollie Kensdale insisted his side were taking the positives from their 1-0 defeat at The Racecourse Ground on Saturday.

Wrexham, who boast a number of top-quality players plucked from the leagues above, took the lead in the 47th minute through Ollie Palmer, one of those to make the move down the football pyramid, and they held on to move within one point of league leaders Stockport County.

However, Kensdale was not too disheartened at the full-time whistle.

"I think the scoreline was harsh on us," said Kensdale.

"One moment two minutes after half time kills us but there’s a lot of positives to take.

"We went toe-to-toe with them, and I think we were better during the first half.

"It’s a game we’ll learn from but we’re definitely growing as a team

"I guess there’s a reason why they’re second. It’s where we want to be next year- in the top echelons of the league."

Kensdale joined Blues from fellow Essex side Concord Rangers in December and has grown to be an important member of the Blues squad. With an average age of just 22 between the back three on Saturday, the defender insisted each game has been a strong lesson for him and his teammates.

The 22-year-old added, "These first few months [at the club] have been a learning curve. The manager and staff have been really good for me and given me a lot of confidence.

"I’m learning a lot. It’s a new relationship with Hobbo [Shaun Hobson] and we’re learning each other’s games.

"I feel I’m getting better each game, and I just want to continue getting game time each week.

"This season has been crucial for me and hopefully next season we can be at the top of the league."

Blues will look to make it four wins in five on Monday when already relegated Weymouth make the trip to Roots Hall on Bank Holiday Monday. But Kensdale is not expecting an easy game.

He said, "It’ll be another tough game, there’s no pressure on Weymouth so they can come without fear.

"It’s one we will definitely look to attack and go for the win.”

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