WREXHAM lost to Huddersfield for the second time in four days at a rainswept Racecourse last night.
They were hammered 5-1 at the McAlpine Stadium on Saturday and the Terriers put them out of the LDV Vans Trophy despite a spirited second-half fightback by the Dragons.
But Wrexham showed they most certainly won't lie down against Cardiff City in the big north v south clash at the Racecourse on Sunday.
The Terriers hammered five past Wrexham on Saturday and they scored again after only five minutes as Chris Holland volleyed home.
Wales under-21 goalkeeper David Walsh then had to make a flying save to prevent Kenny Irons doubling the lead from a free-kick.
Wrexham lived dangerously for a while and Danny Schofield had another deflected shot too close for comfort. Stephen Thomas, back after a one-match ban, shaved the crossbar with a dipping free-kick but Walsh again had to save from Irons.
Wrexham's injury jinx struck again 15 minutes before half-time when right-back Jim Whitley limped out of the action and was replaced by Brian Carey, who has just recovered from a hernia operation.
Carey went alongside Keith Hill with Steve Roberts filling in for Whitley at right-back.
Wrexham manger Denis Smith substituted Craig Faulconbridge with Lee Trundle for the entire second half. Trundle made an instant impact and was soon in the thick of the action giving much needed impetus to Wrexham's attack.
Martyn Margetson, Hudderfield's former Welsh under-21 goalkeeper, was booked for a blatant block on Hector Sam as he chased Thomas's through ball as Wrexham came to life.
But Walsh had to make another crucial save from Irons as he speered a free-kick through Wrexham's defensive wall.
Margetson then had to tip over Thomas's shot after more good work by Trundle as Wrexham beavered away for an equaliser.
Wrexham: Walsh, Whitley (Carey 30), Roberts, Hill, Miller, Chalk (Morrell 75), Thomas, Ferguson, Blackwood, Faulconbridge (Trundle 45), Sam. Subs Not Used: P Whitefield, Gibson. Huddersfield: Margetson, Heary, Clarke, Gray, Moses, Irons, Mattis, Holland, Schofield, Booth, Knight. Subs Not Used: Phillip Senior, Dyson, Michael Senior, Macari, Hay.. Ref: P Richards (Preston).