After suffering their first defeat of the fledgling conference season last Saturday at Barrow Dean Saunders men need to get back on track as they welcome York City to The Racecourse tomorrow (Saturday). The best start to a season for over a century will have been wasted if the Reds do not build on it and push on. With no game in midweek to get a bad day at the office in Cumbria out of their system Dean and his squad will have spent the week on the training ground reflecting on what went wrong but hopefully focussing on making sure it doesn’t happen again on Saturday. It was inevitable the great run would end at some stage but the key now is “bouncebackability” and to ensure that one defeat in isolation does not become a bad run as losing can become a habit far more easily than winning.
The first questions on many peoples lips will be “Who is starting in goal?” and “Is the beast back?”. I do not propose to dwell on this as it has been discussed elsewhere in detail but my previous blog talked about the benefits of a settled team and with Maxwell and Creighton missing at Barrow for different reasons Wrexham looked nowhere near as solid at the back. Saunders has got far more decisions right than wrong and I’m sure the players, whoever plays, will be ready for the challenge that hotly tipped York City will bring.
With the WST takeover looking positive and Wrexham sitting proudly on top of the league after 8 games what better way to stand up and be counted than in excess of 4,000 Wrexham fans turning up and seeing the team start another run of unbeaten games and continue the march towards the holy grail of league football.