IF league placings stay as they are following Saturday's final round of National League fixtures, Eastleigh boss Ben Strevens won’t be too disappointed.

With a play-off place safely in the bag, all that remains is to find out whether the Spitfires will be travelling to AFC Fylde or Wrexham next week to battle it out for a place in the semi-finals.

As things currently stand the seventh-placed Spitfires, who polish off their regular league season at lowly Boreham Wood on Saturday (12.30pm), are on course to face fourth-placed Fylde at their Mill Farm Ground in Wesham, Lancashire.

But with just goal difference separating fourth and fifth spot and Eastleigh a point behind sixth-placed Harrogate Town, it could yet transpire that the Spitfires will be heading for the Racecourse Ground, north Wales, to slug it out with Bryan Hughes’ Wrexham.

As a former Football League outfit, Wrexham are the second best supported side in the league behind leaders Leyton Orient with average crowds of over 5,100 this season.

In contrast Fylde who, like Eastleigh, have risen up through the lower leagues, have only about a third of the Dragons’ pulling power with average gates of around 1,600.

Such was his relief at finally getting over the play-off finish line with a 2-0 win over Maidenhead United on Easter Monday that Strevens wasn’t overly fussed who lay in wait for his side next week.

But on such huge occasions when a raucous crowd can effectively become the 12th man for the home team, he admitted: “I’ve always thought that Wrexham’s crowd would be really good, so Fylde would be the preference.”

Monday’s result took Eastleigh to 73 points and Strevens, who succeeded Andy Hessenthaler at the helm back in October, said: “Believe it or not when I took over as manager I wrote down that we’d got to hit 73 points. I felt that would give us a chance of being in the play-offs.

"But when I wrote it down, it was something like 50 points away!

“I remember playing Maidenhead away (last September). We had all sorts of injury issues, we lost 2-0 and we were something like 19th in the league.

“To get from there to being safely in the play-offs with one game to go is a great feeling. It’s been hard, hard work.”

With Eastleigh looking leggy in the second half against Maidenhead after a superb opening 45 minutes, Strevens is likely to rest some of his key men for Saturday's trip to Hertfordshire.

Harrogate are away to Wrexham, while AFC Fylde round off the campaign at home to FC Halifax Town.