BOSS Dean Saunders has hinted a move into the transfer market might be the way to cure the problem that has started to blight Wrexham’s bid for an instant return to the Football League.
The Dragons have won eight of Saunders’ 11 Blue Square Premier matches in charge, but they are now some way off pacesetters Burton Albion, albeit with four games in hand, after taking only two points from their Christmas double-header.
Their 1-1 draws at Barrow on Boxing Day and at home to Woking on Sunday were characterised by a lack of killer touch, surprising given they followed the 5-0 demolition of Eastbourne Borough.
Saunders has voiced his concerns over his side’s inability to finish teams off before, though. And, after relegation- threatened Woking left town with a share of the spoils, he indicated he would be looking to do business now that the window for signings is open again.
Saunders, who has dismissed speculation linking him with the vacant manager’s job at former club Derby County, said: “We’ve missed 15 chances against Woking so that’s 55 chances we’ve had in our last four games, which is ridiculous.
“I told the players at half-time that you could see what was going to happen if we didn’t put them out of their misery.
“We can’t keep creating all those chances and not take them so I’m going to have do something about it.
“The transfer window is open now, but all I know is I can’t keep sitting there watching that.”
Nigel Clough’s Burton, who occupy the sole automatic promotion place, had the chance to stretch their lead at the top with victory at York City yesterday in a match played after the Chronicle went to press.
That would pile the pressure on the seventh-placed Dragons to win tomorrow’s trip to an Ebbsfleet United outfit who are in poor form (3pm).
The clash marks the final game in the loan spells of Jonathan Brown, Ryan Flynn, Angelos Tsiaklis and Sam Williamson.
Tsiaklis was unavailable last weekend having flown back to his family home in Cyprus for personal reasons, but he is now back in the country. Neil Taylor should also return after suffering a dead leg against Barrow.
Wrexham’s postponed trip to Northwich Victoria will now go ahead on Tuesday, February 17 (7.45pm).
NEWI Cefn Druids’ three- match unbeaten Welsh Premier League run came to an end on Saturday as they went down 2-0 at home to Airbus UK Broughton.
Druids, who are away to The New Saints tomorrow (2.30pm), were very much second best against the Wingmakers, although they did go close through Ricky Evans and substitutes Mike Heverin and Geraint Lewis.