DENIS Smith admitted he has never experienced a losing run like the one his Wrexham side are on after they were humbled 3-0 at Mansfield on Saturday.
The defeat was the Reds' sixth in seven League Two matches - a dismal sequence of results that has dragged them into the relegation danger zone.
Dragons boss Smith, with a nearfully fit squad to choose from, was confident they could return to winning ways against a Mansfield side who were level on points with his men going into the game.
Yet any chance of that happening swiftly evaporated as they proceeded to shoot themselves in the foot not once, not twice, but on three occasions.
Smith said: 'I'm extremely disappointed and this is not the kind of situation I have been used to in all my years as a manager.
'We know we have problems and you could see from the fact that I tried three different systems I'm willing to change things as we look for an answer. But it doesn't help when we defend like we did.'
For the first 20 minutes Wrexham - who three days earlier had cruelly crashed out of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy on penalties to Rochdale - more than held their own. But then Mansfield scored.
Richie Barker was allowed the freedom of the park to race past keeper Michael Ingham and slot home.
Barker was at it again when he exposed the sleeping back-line to again slip Ingham and score.
The Reds were handed a chance of a lifeline just before the break when Mark Jones - their best outfield player - played in Chris Llewellyn, only for the striker to miss from 12-yards out.
But that was as good as it got for the Dragons, who were outplayed in the second half.
The final nail in the coffin came when their decision to try and play an offside went horribly wrong and Danny Reet had the simple task of tripling the home side's advantage.
And had it not been for man-of-the-match Ingham, it would have been much, much worse for sorry Wrexham. n NEWI Cefn Druids slipped to second from bottom in the We l s h Premier League on Saturday after becoming the latest side to fall to full-timers Llanelli.
Druids went down 3-1 in South Wales but they could be proud of their efforts against their title-chasing hosts, who have won all but one of their matches this season. Mike Heverin grabbed the consolation from the penalty spot.
Dixie McNeil's men have no game this weekend. n Queens Park kick started their Cymru Alliance season on Saturday with victory in their basement-battle at Ruthin.
Danny Roberts scored two and Danny Powell the other in the 3-2 success.
Lex XI and Gresford Athletic dropped below Queens after defeats.
Lex were smashed 4-0 by visiting Holyhead, while Gresford lost 3-1 at home to Llangefni. Craig Williams for the hosts.
On Saturday, Gresford go to Guils-field, Lex welcome Llanfairpwll, while Queens entertain Bodedern (all 2.30pm).