WREXHAM manager Denis Smith believes the pressure will be on Racecourse visitors Chesterfield tomorrow as the second division battle against relegation enters its final phase.
After a midweek defeat at Swindon Town, Dave Rushbury's Derbyshire-based outfit come to North Wales just three places and seven points better off than the Red Dragons, which makes them vulnerable to a potentially nailbiting run-in.
Smith said: "There are so many people down there struggling to win games so the pressure is on the teams just above us.
"They've not expected us to pick up the points we have in recent weeks, so they will be looking over their shoulders."
The perceived wisdom that 50 points is enough to ensure survival cuts little ice with Smith, whose side are 17 short of that total with just 10 matches to play.
"We need to get enough points between now and the end of the season to stay up," he said. " Nobody is going to make me say anything different.
"If we win on Saturday, it keeps Chesterfield in the frame, so they will probably be happy with a draw.
"Usually 49 points is good enough to stay up but people have survived with less and there have been occasions when 51 points have not been enough for safety."
The Chesterfield boss reckons 46 points will be the cut-off point this time, a figure which leaves his side just two wins short of the target.
"We've got 12 games left and we need just six points," he said yesterday.
"Clearly we have to look at the teams below us but I can't see us in a position where we will really be scrapping for points.
"We are in the mire, don't get me wrong. We are in the soft stuff but at the end of the day I am confident we will work our way out of it."
Wrexham will again be without the injured Brian Carey and Steve Roberts tomorrow, although the Dragons' skipper would have been absent through suspension in any event.
But Smith said he had been more than happy with the last two performances against Brighton and Tranmere of standin Dennis Lawrence and Shaun Pejic.
"If Steve Roberts had been fit, he would struggle to get back in the team at the moment," he added. "I've been very pleased with Dennis and young Pejic."
News that the Wrexham Independent Supporters (WINS) group is working with the club to reward goalkeeper Marius Rovde for his decision to play without the security of wages or a short-term contract has been welcomed by Smith.
"Marius appreciates the fact we have given him the chance to play and he has proved that, contrary to the popular myth about greedy footballers, there is more to life than money.
"He has done well for us since he came in and I'll be delighted if WINS can do anything for him.
"But, welcome as their financial support has been in recent weeks, it's a short-term solution which is equivalent to sticking a finger in the dyke."