Bryan Hughes says the Wrexham players are not shying away from the fact performances need to improve as the Dragons look to turn their form around.
Wrexham’s draw at home to Sutton United in front of the BT Sport cameras was the fifth in ten games so far this season.
Despite scoring for a 16th consecutive league game, it leaves Wrexham 19th in the table – one point ahead of last year’s beaten play-off finalists, Fylde, who sit 21st.
And Hughes wants his Wrexham players to be more proactive in attack, as well as show their grittier side more often if they are to turn a run of six games without a league win around.
“It’s still early days,” he said. “People are getting concerned and I’m concerned. We need to win games.
“We need to get points on the board and the games come around thick and fast now. We’ve got to go to Aldershot, we’ve got to perform and we’ve got to show a little more grit and determination.
“There are areas of the pitch we need to scrub up on and I think Saturday’s performance was below the standards we set ourselves. We’re not blind to it, we know we can perform a lot better.
“There are things we need to work on but I’m very confident we can progress and get up this league.”
Hughes confirmed JJ Hooper and Rob Lainton are back training on the grass this week, though both remain short of full fitness at the moment.
He says losing both players has been a stroke of bad luck, but accepted the team’s recent performances must also improve to turn fortunes around.
“We want to try and win games of football and as a whole we’ve drawn five of the ten games – that’s too many.
“Turn some of those draws into wins – which we were capable of doing, for example Boreham Wood or Maidenhead – and the table looks completely different.
“They are the fine margins and we need to be better. We need to try and be more proactive, get on the front foot a bit quicker and hurt teams.
“I didn’t think we did enough to win the game against Sutton, even though we were camped in their half for long spells.
“We didn’t have the cutting edge or that quality we were looking for. It’s something we need to improve on, especially in that final third.”