Andy Davies was in defiant mood over Wrexham ’s play-off hopes despite a crushing defeat at Ebbsfleet United on Tuesday night, but declared now is the time for actions not words.
Wrexham went down to a 3-0 loss at Stonebridge Road to fellow play-off hopefuls the Fleet to drop into seventh place – the final berth for a play-off.
The Dragons are only two points above their closest rivals for seventh Dover Athletic – but have played a game more – while Ebbsfleet in ninth are now only five points adrift of Davies’ charges and have two games in hand.
That means Wrexham’s fate is no longer in their own hands, yet with three games remaining – at home against Dagenham & Redbridge and AFC Fylde at home sandwiching an away trip to Leyton Orient – they are still only four points behind second placed Tranmere Rovers; albeit the Wirral side have played two games less.
But Davies was adamant Wrexham can win their remaining games and finish in the play-offs.
“The players are saying the right things, but now it is actions speaking louder than words now,” said Davies, who took over as manager following Dean Keates ’s departure to Walsall last month.
“Ultimately we have got to go on the pitch and turn them words into actions, like we have done for the majority of the season. I can’t stress enough how vitally important Saturday is to us, and the players know that.
“They are all big games, but they are getting bigger now, because of where we find ourselves with teams closing that gap. There is virtually nothing in it now, so they are all big games and Saturday is a huge game for us.”
When asked directly if Wrexham can win all of their remaining games, Davies added: “Yes I do, because I believe in the players we have got in the dressing room. I do believe we can go and win all three games.
“But that belief we have got to try and transfer that to the pitch and like I said before actions speak louder than words. You have got to go and perform and we have got to go and get a result on Saturday.”
But how do Wrexham do that, given that they have claimed just five points from their last five games?
Davies added: “By hard work first and foremost. We have said that in there (the dressing room), for what they have done for the majority of the season, they have to get back to basics and make sure we have a reaction on Saturday now for what will be a huge game at home, and one that we ultimately have to get three points from.
“There are nine points up for grabs, so it is possible, nine points would take us, I feel, into the play-offs. It is going to be hard because of the rut we are in, but it is about going back to basics and making sure we are hard working and understand what we are doing like we have done for the majority of the season and we go back to it.
“We are in that little bit of a rut, we have got characters and they need to dig deep now and put a performance in on Saturday and more importantly get a result.”
Source : DailyPost