I THINK the news that we’re close to giving Chester’s Phil Bolland a contract has finally underlined our current standing.
Now let’s look past the fact he’s from our bitter rivals.
Bolland has had a run-of-the-mill career in the lower leagues, mostly following former C****** boss Mark Wright around.
I have no doubt he is an honest lad who will give his all for the cause.
But he is a player, on paper, unlikely to be better than what we should have already, considering the amount of internationals in our “defence.”
But this is the sort of player we’re looking to now – the sort we’re hoping can drag us from the mire.
It’s sad, but we all must accept the fact that the days of Darren Ferguson, Carlos Edwards and Lee Trundle are behind us.
No more can we go up against sides knowing that we have the quality to play them off the park.
Instead we now must battle and be like the many other League Two teams we’ve been up against during the past few seasons.
I still think we’ve got the right man in Brian Little – despite Wednesday’s debacle, which must rank as one of the most depressing afternoons I’ve had as a Wrexham fan.
And it’s not like I haven’t had much practice over the past few years.
But I also think the youth system we’ve got at Cae Râs will drag us up from the bottom of the league... eventually.
Wes Baynes is a good example of someone who nearly slipped through the cracks, but has taken his chance.
And there are others – especially the likes of Neil Taylor, Alex Darlington and Gaz Evans – who can be the nucleus of the team for years.
But it’s going to get worse before it gets better.