WREXHAM boss Brian Carey warned Rotherham they will feel the heat of a backlash at the Racecourse on Saturday.
The Dragons boss said nothing less than a win would do as his side look to get off the bottom of the Football League.
But he insisted there was no panic despite Wrexham propping up the League Two table following the international break.
Carey said yesterday: “We absolutely want to get ourselves off the bottom of the league on Saturday.
“The league table doesn’t make good reading, but what we mustn’t do is panic.
“We’ve got to just hold our nerve and take the game to them with a high-tempo, high energy game.”
Mark Jones is due to report to Wrexham’s Colliers Park training ground this morning after returning home from Wales duty with a virus – although it is unclear as yet whether the midfielder will be fit to play on Saturday.
Carey said: “He’s still on antibiotics so we’ll have to assess how he is in the morning.”
Matt Crowell scored as he and striker Juan Ugarte helped Wrexham beat Northern Ireland under-19s 4-1 in a friendly yesterday.
The two senior players, plus first-year professional Wes Baynes, joined the Dragons’ youth team in the match at Lilleshall.
Midfielder Crowell hit the top corner with a strike from long range as he and Basque striker Ugarte completed another 60 minutes of football each.
Both are on their way back to first-team action after long-term knee injuries.
The rout was completed by Tom Matischok and two goals from Obi Anuruo.
Meanwhile, Aberystwyth Town manager Brian Coyne believes on-loan Wrexham striker Jamie Reed has what it takes to make it in the Football League.
Reed has had a stuttering start to his professional career with loan spells at Colwyn Bay and now at Park Avenue.
But Coyne has been impressed by what he has seen so far of Reed, which included a hat-trick in the Black and Greens’ shock 5-1 win over the New Saints.
“He looks a class act,” said Coyne. “From what I’ve seen so far I definitely think he’s got what it takes to make it.
“It just depends how badly he wants it.”