WREXHAM manager Denis Smith is in fighting mood ahead of his side's trip to Huddersfield Town on Saturday, despite increasing fears of being docked 10 points if the club goes into administration.
The Dragons have until the beginning of next month to agree a rescue package or find a buyer, otherwise they will be placed into receivership, which will mean they will be hit by the Football League's mandatory points deduction.
That would plunge Smith's men into the League One relegation places, but the manager - speaking after Saturday's 3-1 home defeat to Bristol City - said he would be able to deal with a dog-fight.
'One or two people have expressed an interest in buying the club, but there's a difference between that and coming up with the cash. Alex Hamilton has got to decide if he wants to sell the club - he says he does - but he has not come up with a price for anyone to pin him down to,' he said.
'I hope that is what happens because I would not like to lose 10 points, but administration is better than liquidation. And even if we had 10 points taken off us I'm confident we'll do well enough to avoid going down.'
Wrexham's cause hasn't been helped by a grim injury list that has seen first-team players like Andy Dibble, Brian Carey, Carlos Edwards, Jim Whitley and Alex Smith spending time on the sidelines.
Indeed, Wrexham could utilise only a threadbare 16-man squad for the weekend visit of Bristol, and as the Mail was going to press, the situation showed no signs of improvement for Tuesday's fixture at Torquay United.
Yet despite the limitations imposed on his selection, Smith was disappointed to lose to City. He said: 'We hit the woodwork on a couple of occasions and we went behind to a dodgy penalty, all incidents which if they had gone the other way would have changed the complexion of the game.
'And I would defy any team in the country, with the possible exception of Chelsea, to carry the burden of being without five members of their best starting line-up over a sustained period of time and not see that reflected in their results.'
The undoubted positive to come out of the game was the season-high attendance of 7,883, as supporters from across the country came to lend their support to the vocal home crowd.
Smith said: 'The crowd made me very happy and it proved we are a club worth saving. The fans from all over were superb and it's great to see supporters coming from everywhere to help out.'
The Dragons will face another big crowd on Saturday at mid-table Huddersfield - one of the leagues best-supported clubs - who have gone five games without a win.