WREXHAM manager Denis Smith has criticised a fixture schedule that means his players face two important cup-ties in the space of four days.
Yesterday's LDV Vans Trophy second round game with Stockport County, which was played after the Mail went to press, is followed by Saturday's televised FA Cup first round date at Third Division Yeovil Town and the Dragons' boss reckons his squad will be stretched to the limit.
With one eye also on next Tuesday's rearranged Second Division match at Blackpool, he said: 'We've just come through three games in six days and now we've got to do it again.
'We'll have to look very closely at how we can best mix and match the teams we put out but I don't agree with putting an LDV game on in the week leading up to the FA Cup.
'I'm a traditionalist and the FA Cup is the major competition, the one which gives smaller clubs a crack at the big boys. And it's not about money, it's about football.
'Clubs should be given a clear week to prepare because it's a big occasion.'
Former Spurs striker Chirs Armstrong, who made a first competitive appearance since August as a second-half substitute on Friday evening is desperate to be involved in the Cup match at Yeovil.
Armstrong was encouraged his outing against Colchester provoked no reaction from the achilles injury, which has sidelined him for so long.
'I was pleased to get on for 20 minutes and I felt a lot better at the end,' he said.
'I'd like to think I'll be involved at Yeovil. I can't remember the last time I played in the first round and we'll certainly need to be on top of our game.'
He added: 'It's an important game because of the financial implications and, given the chance, I'm looking forward to playing my part.'
Wrexham have yet to decide whether to release four players for an under-20 friendly international between England and Wales on Friday, November 14, the evening before their Third Division match at Luton Town.
Morgan, Matt Crowell, Simon Spender and Mark Jones have all been named in Jimmy Shoulder's squad for the game at the Britannia Stadium.
'I want lads to be playing for Wales,' said Smith. 'But I'm sure Wales will understand I'm trying to juggle a lot of things in the air at the same time. It's great they're involved, but the last thing I want to do is call off the game at Luton.
'If we are still in both cup competitions it will be busy enough and we also have to remember that the FAW Premier Cup kicks in after Christmas.'