ANTHONY WILLIAMS is adamant Wrexham will turn their fortunes around and start to move up from the bottom of the Football League.
On Tuesday night they were dumped out of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy at the hands of Macclesfield at the Racecourse and after a dreadful start to the season sit bottom of League Two, a point away from getting out of the relegation places.
But stopper Williams, who was vital in Wrexham moving off the bottom of the table last season and avoiding relegation out of the League, is confident the Welsh outfit will again come good.
“If you look at last night then everyone will see it was a much better performance than our last couple of games,” he said yesterday. “We just haven’t been able to score enough goals so far this season.
“But last night against Macclesfield we created enough chances to have won two or three games, so I know we are going to be able to turn it around.”
Williams admitted it was a lack of goals that was costing Wrexham dearly.
“We have only scored three in the league so far this season, and that is a bit of a problem,” he added.
“But it’s not just the forwards – we should be scoring goals from all over the field and also defending in the same way, as a team from the front.
“In our last couple of games we haven’t created a lot of chances, which is disappointing, but last night we created chances and should have won the game.”
To make matters that much harder for the Dragons they will now be without strikers Michael Proctor and Chris Llewellyn, as both were sent off by referee Darren Drysdale in Tuesday’s disappointing defeat.
Proctor will miss the games against Stockport County, Lincoln City and Chesterfield after the striker was shown a straight red, while Llewellyn could face a two-match ban after the Welsh international was given his marching orders for alleged abusive language.
And to pile on the misery for Carey, defender Mike Williams looks set to miss the trip to County on Saturday with a pulled muscle in his back, while both Ryan Valentine and Eifion Williams were receiving treatment yesterday for strains and are only rated as possible for the short trip.
“It is going to be a little bit tougher,” said the keeper. “But like I said we should be capable of scoring goals from the whole of the team, not just relying on one or two players.”
Meanwhile, Wrexham could face being even further behind on games played by the time the next batch of international matches is completed.
Wrexham postponed their match with Rochdale little under a fortnight ago as John Toshack called up three members of the Dragons squad – Llewellyn, Steve Evans and Mark Jones – while their Johnstone’s Paint Trophy match with Macclesfield was also hurriedly rearranged for Tuesday night.
Now midfielder Silvio Spann has been called up by Trinidad and Tobago for two international friendlies against El Salvador and Mexico on October 13 and 17.
Wales are also in action on those days in Cyprus and San Marino respectively in Euro 2008 qualifiers, and should Toshack call up just two Wrexham players manager Carey will have the option to postpone their league encounter at Macclesfield on October 13.