TEENAGER Matty Done, who scored his first league goal for Wrexham this week, looks set to be the biggest beneficiary of the change in tactics employed by boss Denis Smith.
The 18-year-old, restricted to just six appearances last term, was rarely missing from the Dragons' line-up during pre-season and now seems to have been offered the opportunity to make the left winger's role his own in the 4-4-2 formation which has delivered an unbeaten start to the new campaign.
But Done is taking nothing for granted and knows there is a long way to go before he can consider himself a first team regular.
"It's been great to get a few games under my belt and my target for the season is to play as many as possible," he said. "The change in our formation has given me an opportunity to show what I can do, but it is a big step up from reserve and youth team football.
"Everything is so much harder and quicker at league level and you cannot afford to drop your concentration at any time during the game, but I'm enjoying everymoment of it and the system we are playing is a big help."
Done illustrated his pace and flair on the ball to good effect during Tuesday's 3-0 home win over Grimsby, the personal highlight being the final goal of the night - a crisp half-volley from the edge of the area that was too powerful for keeper Phil Banks to hold.
"I was pleased to get off the mark so early in the season," Done added. "It made a good all-round team performance a bit special for me and I'd like to think it is just the start.
"I got into double figures last season, but it would be silly to set myself a target this year because the main aim is to get into double figures in terms of starting games."
The youngest member of a fairly youthful squad, Done values the advice and support he is receiving from the senior players.
"People like Darren Ferguson, Neil Roberts and Chris Llewellyn have been great," he said. "They are talking to me all the time and helping me through the games, which probably has agreat deal to do with my performances.
"The gaffer hasn't said anything in particular to me about my role in the side, but I know that I have got to play to the best of my ability to keep my place."
Done, one of just four non-Welsh players to start in midweek, looks certain to be in tomorrow's starting XI when Peterborough United - with maximum points from their opening two matches - visit the Racecourse.
But midfielder Ferguson is rated doubtful with a foot injury picked up on Tuesday.
Manager Smith said: "Darren took a kick on the foot and although nothing is broken he has not been able to train. We'll have to wait and see how he is feeling in the next 24 hours."
There was better news for defenders Shaun Pejic and Lee Roche, who both resumed full training yesterday after missing most of the pre-season through injury.
"All things being equal, both of them will have arun-out in the reserves next Tuesday," added Smith. "We've got a game at Manchester City, which should be a good test for them, and while we are playing as we are there is no need to rush them back into first team action.
"The lads who have come in have done okay and I've got no complaints. But it will be good to have increased competition for places."
Smith revealed he has not yet given up hope of bringing in a loan signing before the weekend, although his initial Premiership target seems unlikely to materialise.
"I'm still trying to do something before Saturday but that's no reflection on the way that Neil and Chris have been playing up front," he added.
"But if something happens to one or both of them we would definitely be a bit light in that department."
. NEW Wrexham FC owner Neville Dickens and chief executive Anthony Fairclough will be answering questions about their future plans for the Race-course club on Monday.
The fans' forum, for members of Wrexham Supporters' Trust, takes place at the Miners' Institute in Grosvenor Road at 7.30pm.
It is open to Trust members only. Non-members can join on the night for £12 for the year.