Wrexham assistant manager Andy Davies has emphasised that the Cross-Border Derby tomorrow night is 'about being focused' as he and the Dragons search for three points at the Deva Stadium.
The experienced Dragons coach is Wrexham born and bred and knows all about the fire and passion of the derby, but is keen to ensure that three points is the primary objective.
"It's a big game for everybody, the fans players and staff so we know we need to go there and hopefully get the right result.
"Everybody knows what it means to supporters, we’ll re-enforce that to the players as well but for us, it’s about the three points that will take us into the right direction".
Working as number two to Dean Keates, Davies was appointed just over a year ago now and has already experienced what it's like to coach the Reds away to our bitter rivals, and this time will be aiming to finally break our hoodoo at the Deva where we are yet to beat the re-formed Chester FC.
"A number of the players have played in it [the derby] some for both teams and they know what it means to everybody, for us it’s about being focused on the evening and getting the result and getting the positive result and three points that we want" said Davies.
Wrexham were without a game on the weekend after being knocked out of the Emirates FA Cup in the previous round, and although disappointing to be knocked out of any competition, it's given the Dragons that little extra time to ready themselve.
"It’s given us a little bit of time to prepare, we’ve spent a number of days working on different things getting ready for the game, it recharges the batteries as well ready for another run of games, we’ve been working and we’ve been able to watch them play a number of times as well so hopefully everybody is ready and raring to go".
A Wrexham win could put them level on points with National League leader Dover Athletic and the carrot is certainly there for the reds tomorrow evening and make a statement live in front of the BT Sport cameras.
"With us playing in the midweek before the others play on the weekend it’s a chance for us to go joint top and again to get the three points which is what we’re aiming to do, but it is to make a statement if we can get those points on the board before the others play.
"Everybody’s fit and raring to go, we’ve got a full squad to choose from so we got into it with a positive manor".