LENNIE LAWRENCE has warned Cardiff City supporters not to expect a repeat of last weekend's seven-goal blitz at Oldham when the Bluebirds entertain Wrexham in tonight's Welsh derby.
Cardiff can move a step closer to their dream of First Division football next season if they beat the relegation-threatened Red Dragons and climb into the play-off places for the first time this year.
But Lawrence believes the Ninian Park clash is a potential banana skin for the Bluebirds - and has warned his players not to take victory for granted.
"A lot of our fans will expect us to dispense with Wrexham as we did Oldham last weekend," said the Cardiff manager.
"But it doesn't work like that. And I've told the players we'll be in trouble if we don't apply ourselves prop-erly and treat Wrexham with respect.
"No-one outside their camp fancies them to get anything from the game and that could certainly work to their advantage.
"It is a banana skin which we could slip up on if we're not careful. Make no mistake - nothing will trigger Wrexham's survival bid more than a win against us."
Denis Smith's men arrive in South Wales four points adrift of Second Division safety and facing a run-in which includes promotion hopefuls Stoke and Huddersfield.
But Smith promised Wrexham - who lost 3-1 in the reverse fixture last November - would make it as hard as possible for Cardiff to get a result.
"We are more than capable of giving anyone in this division a game," he said.
"And there are players in the side who are capable of causing them problems and getting goals.
"Lee Trundle, for instance, is back on form and is threatening to score a hat-trick against someone."
Added Smith, "It's a Welsh derby and there will be a highly-charged atmosphere at Ninian Park.
"There's so much at stake for both sides and I'm sure that will make for a great footballing occasion."