REJUVENATED Wrexham take their five match-winning run to the Midlands on Saturday to face a Kidderminster Harriers side with the best home record in the Blue Square Premier (3pm).
The Harriers have won seven and drawn one of their nine outings at Aggborough this season.
But such is the confidence flowing through the Racecourse ranks that assistant manager Terry Darracott has declared the on-fire Dragons cannot wait to bring them on.
Darracott, holding fort while Dean Saunders has been away with Wales, said: “Good results give you confidence and it’s certainly showing in the lads and they are really looking forward to the next game.
“Kidderminster will be a tough one, but we can go into it with confidence as we couldn’t be on a better run of form.”
Saturday’s 3-1 success at Weymouth was Saunders’ fifth in the league in succession since replacing Brian Little and it means the rookie’s remarkable start to his reign is better than any other boss in the club’s 136-year history.
A key feature of Saunders’ tenure, which has seen Wrexham rise into the promotion picture alongside Kidderminster, has been his fearlessness in ripping up a winning team.
The Wales number two did that for the fifth time on Saturday as he handed first senior starts to new boys Nathan Woolfe and Nathan Fairhurst and recalled the returning Carl Tremarco and Wes Baynes.
And, with Saunders making no secret of the fact he is looking to take his signings up to eight, Darracott admits no player can feel they are guaranteed a starting spot.
He said: “Once you think your place is safe then that’s when you become complacent. We don’t want them thinking like that. What we want is for them to get their head down and continue to show the attitude they have shown in every game since we’ve been here.”
Saunders continued his recruitment drive on the eve of the long trip to Weymouth by snapping up Woolfe, 20, from Bolton Wanderers, and Fairhurst, 19, from Preston North End, on one-month loans.
Wolfe opened the scoring with a peach of a free kick before strike-partners Jefferson Louis and Marc Williams netted to take their tally under Saunders up to nine.
Their fine form means Cameroon forward Patrick Suffo may have to wait to make his Dragons debut, which was delayed on Saturday by red tape.
Darracott said: “They’re proving to be a really good partnership and, while there’s still things they can improve on, their goals return is excellent so far.”
Ritchie de Laet (groin) and brothers Mike (hamstring) and Marc Williams (back) are nursing knocks while Silvio Spann saw a specialist yesterday after his shoulder twice popped out of place at Weymouth after coming on for de Laet.
Barnet’s 19-year-old winger Kieron St Aimie, who scored twice against Wrexham in September when he was on loan at Grays Athletic, a reputed Saunders target.
The Dragons’ derby at Northwich Victoria has been moved forward to Wednesday, December 3 (7.45pm), while the visit to Torquay United and the visit of Cambridge United will be broadcast live on Setanta Sports on Thursdays, January 15 and 22 respectively.