BEN Strevens has yet to formally speak to Eastleigh about staying at the club next season.

With the Spitfires just two wins away from Wembley and minds fully focused on tomorrow’s Vanarama National League play-off eliminator at Wrexham (7pm, live on BT Sport), the boss wants to take care of business first before mapping out his future.

Having led Eastleigh to seventh, Strevens has exceeded the top-ten finish required of him when he became permanent successor to Andy Hessenthaler in November.

Interviewed on BBC Radio Solent last Saturday, club CEO Kenny Amor suggested that even if the Spitfires had come just shy of tenth spot, the club would still be offering the rookie boss a new deal, explaining: “It’s been a nice fit – the fans, the office, the playing staff, everything around the club has made it a very good place to be.”

Strevens himself said: “My contract finishes at the end of the season, the same as pretty much 95 per cent of the boys.

“I’m comfortable the club want me to stay and I want to stay, but we haven’t spoken about it yet. I want to deal with the play-offs first and see how far we can go.”

Standing between Eastleigh and a play-off semi-final at Salford City on Sunday (3.30pm) are a Wrexham side who, with 17 wins at the Racecourse Ground, boast the best home record in the league.

The Spitfires have lost twice to the Dragons this season – 3-1 at home in August and 2-0 away in December – but Eastleigh’s record on the road is none too shabby with 11 wins, including an eye-opening 2-0 result at third-placed Salford.

“Wrexham have got the best home record, but over the course of the last 30 games we’ve got around the same points as them so it’s going to be pretty even,” said Strevens.

“They’ve been playing with a front three. Stuart Beavon, who I was with at Wycombe, is dangerous if he plays and they’ve got Bobby Grant and Chris Holroyd either side, both good players, plus Jason Oswell who scored last week.

“At the back they’ve got Shaun Pearson, their captain, and a lot of their success is built on being solid. They’ve got a good defence, good shape – and good fans as well.”

The Dragons already boast the biggest National League attendance of the season – a whopping 8,283 for Boxing Day’s 5-1 slaying of Salford – and another bumper gate is expected tomorrow.

For that reason, Strevens would ideally have preferred to swerve Wrexham at this stage, but he said: “The Leyton Orient game (a 3-2 away defeat) was at the forefront of my mind when I said that. Orient’s fans probably got them over the line that night.

“But if I take away being manager and put myself in the players’ shoes, I’d want to go and play at Wrexham in front of an 8,000-plus crowd.

"We’ve been to places like Chesterfield and won and we’ve got experienced lads within the group who’ve played in front of big crowds. They won’t be overawed.

“If we go there and play as well as we can, we can silence them.”

Rather than make an overnight stay, Eastleigh will travel to north Wales tomorrow and stop off at a hotel for a pre-match meal and a team meeting before heading to the ground.

As of today, they had a clean bill of health and all three of their loan players – Shaun Hobson, Sam Matthews and goalkeeper Luke Southwood – have permission from their parent clubs to feature in the play-offs.