DENIS SMITH believes Wrexham will continue to rise to the challenge of a demanding February fixture list. After last week's 3-2 victory at Peterborough boosted their battle to avoid the Second Division drop, Wrexham made it two successive wins in February with a 2-0 home defeat of Wigan.
And manager Smith insists Wrexham are capable of a magical month despite testing trips to Queens Park Rangers and Brighton and a visit from Tran-mere Rovers - all three among the promotion contenders.
"We've got what people would consider a very hard February," said Smith after Wrexham had moved within one point of the last safety position occupied by Bury.
"If you look at it going to Peterborough is a hard game and so is playing Wigan, who should be in the top six.
"The next three are very difficult but, if we carry on playing the way we're going, we fancy ourselves to give anybody a game.
"We're going well - but that's this week. Next week will be a different game and we'll starting thinking about that on Monday."
Wrexham have now gone four games without defeat - their best league run of the season - but Smith knows they would have been out of the relegation zone already had they held onto leads against Swindon and Bury in the last fortnight.
"That could be four wins on the run - possibly it should have been," he said.
"It's disappointing to think that we could have been a few points better off, but we've got to look forward.
"The confidence comes with winning and not getting beaten. We've kept the ball better in the last few matches and that's pleasing.
"The system suits the midfield I've got, especially if Wayne (Phillips) is in there. He's got the legs and likes to get up and down.
"Stephen (Thomas) is developing and Darren (Ferguson) has, in the last couple of games, had his best games since I've been at the club. This was a big game for us. It was hard to get out in the first half as the wind was difficult.
"When we got it down and passed the ball in the second half we gave them problems."