WREXHAM manager Denis Smith has told his players to forget about the plum Worthington Cup tie with Everton they landed ahead of Saturday's emphatic Welsh derby victory against Swansea City.
The North Wales club received one of the glamour clashes when they were paired with the Premiership giants in the second round of the competition later this month.
Wrexham, whose 2-0 defeat in a pre-season friendly against Everton in August was watched by more than 7,000, hope the money-spinning cup tie will attract a sell-out crowd to the Racecourse.
But Smith, whose main aim this season is to secure promotion back to the Second Division at the first attempt, insists he and the players must forget all about facing the Merseyside club and concentrate on the league.
"We'll start talking about Everton three or four days before we play them," said the Red Dragons manager.
"Knowing we had drawn them in the cup didn't give us any kind of psychological boost before the Swansea game. It made no difference whatsoever.
"On Saturday, I was focused on getting three points against Swansea to set us up nicely for the next league game against Exeter, thee other team beginning with E which is more important to us."
In marked contrast to Swansea's woeful display, Wrexham's comprehensive demolition of Nick Cusack's side reasserted their standing as genuine promotion candidates.
Wrexham made an indifferent start to the season but, having swept aside Bradford City in the Worthington Cup and then Swansea in the Welsh derby, Smith believes his side can develop the consistency needed to climb the Third Division table. "I've said all along that I think we'll be in the top half dozen and I don't think that's going to change," he said.
"We've had a couple of blips, but you're going to get that over the course of a season.
"Whenever I've won promotion before, there have been games where we've lost and everybody thinks the wheels have come off.
"But generally you know whether or not you've got a decent side and we've got a half decent side here."
The former Sunderland and Oxford manager added, "What particularly pleases me is we've got pace all over the pitch."