Fit-again James Jennings backed his Wrexham AFC team-mates to bounce back to winning ways, starting with Saturday’s game at home to Ayr United.
Wrexham’s debut in the Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup pits the Dragons against the Scottish Championship high-flyers at the Racecourse Ground.
Jennings returned from injury in the 2-2 draw with Maidenhead United and played down suggestions the change in competition will alter the players’ focus.
“It’s a game to put things right,” Jennings said. “We were disappointed in general after the Maidenhead game – we felt we could have won it comfortably, we had the chances there and we’re certainly not making things easy for ourselves at the minute.
“It seems to be difficult scoring but teams are finding it too easy to score against us. As we’ve touched on previously, it needs to improve in both boxes.
“Ultimately, that is what is going to win you games and that is how your season is going to be determined.
“With the game on Saturday, it’s a different challenge for us and a different cup and it’s one of those where we don’t really know what to expect.
“We’ve got to focus solely on ourselves and try to put things right so that we’re preparing in the best possible shape for Sutton next week.
“We go into every game wanting to win it – whether that’s the FA Trophy, the FA Cup, or the SPFL Cup.
“You never going into any game wanting to lose or get out of it – even last year, when we were concentrating solely on the league and played Leyton Orient in the FA Trophy, we still wanted to win the game. We’ll be going into Saturday in the same frame of mind.”
After Tuesday night’s fixture, Luke Young insisted the players share the fans’ frustrations at a run of two points from four games.
And Jennings reiterated that, but reaffirmed his belief in his team-mates’ ability to get back to winning ways.
“Absolutely we share the frustrations,” he said. “We set ourselves high standards and, both individually and collectively, if we’re not up to the standards we’ve set or that we’re used to then it’s disappointing.
“Everyone wants to be successful here and we’re all in the same boat.
“We share the fans’ frustrations but we’re working as hard as possible to put things right and I fully back and believe in every single lad in the changing room, as the staff do, that we will get things right, get back on track and get back to winning ways.”
The match against Ayr United kicks off at 3pm at the Racecourse Ground. Ticket details can be found here.