FOCUSED Denis Smith takes his spirited Dragons to League One leaders Luton Town on Saturday after one of the most dramatic periods in the club's history.
Saturday's 2-2 home draw with Hull City came at the end of a week in which the players were told their wages would be paid late, following news that the club's bank account had been frozen.
And to round off a turbulent series of events, controversial owner Alex Hamilton stepped down as chairman and director on Friday to leave the club's financial situation looking increasingly perilous.
But with the future of the whole club very much in doubt, Smith's team put in a superb performance to earn a draw with title favourites Hull.
The manager has remained calm throughout the crisis, and is delighted with his team's character.
He said: 'My job is to organise the football side of things at this club and that's always been the case. That's how it works and that's how it should be and we went out there on Saturday and did our job.
'It was a good game. What's going on off the field is not good for the club but we showed what a good side we are and we played very well.
'It's easy for people to say that's their job, but players have mortgages to pay and families to look after so it's not that simple. I was proud of their performance.'
The Dragons raced into a deserved two goal lead through the rejuvenated Chris Llewellyn and inspirational skipper Darren Ferguson, but were pegged back by Peter Taylor's Hull.
Smith, who said he couldn't fault any of his players, had praise for the goalscorers.
'Chris is a big player for us and you can see that because he gets picked most weeks.
'Darren played very well and he's somebody who's been playing in that form for the past month.'
As the Mail was going to press, Wrexham were preparing for Tuesday night's LDV Vans Trophy Northern Section second round home clash with Stockport County, so Smith was understandably coy about his team selection for Saturday's trip to Kenilworth Road.
But despite Luton's superb start to the season, the Dragons boss will treat the Hatters no differently to any other side.
'I'm not phased by supposedly big teams - I've been through all that. I can't get excited about what other teams have, I've got to concentrate on what my team can bring,' he said.
Wrexham, who travel to Blackpool on Tuesday night for a rearranged league clash, will face Conference South side Hayes in the FA Cup first round. PHONE YOUR SPORTS NEWS TO THE MAIL ON (01978) 351515 Thursday, November 4, 2004 Index to other pages on page 2 FOCUSED: Dennis Smith shows his commitment during Saturday's clash.