WREXHAM defender Dave Bayliss has had a week to remember, following the birth of a son, Joseph, and three excellent performances for the Dragons.
And, despite nursing a hip injury, he had a smile on his face as he limped away from Northampton Town's Sixfields stadium on Saturday evening.
"It's been a great week, even though it's been a bit frantic," he said.. "My wife went into labour on Tuesday night so I went to the hospital straight from the Notts County game and Joseph was born at ten to six on Wednesday evening.
"Things could not have gone much better for me, apart from Tuesday's result, although I believed we deserved a draw at Meadow Lane."
Bayliss, who played his part in another fine defensive display on Saturday, added: "As a team we worked hard and the midfield grafted well, although at times we could have got hold of it better up front. But we played quite well in the first half and passed the ball around.
"We expected the home team to come out and attack us after the break, and maybe we got a bit lucky, but the lads deserved it. If we'd been beaten again by a late goal it would have been a travesty.
"We've conceded one goal in three games and I don't think we should have conceded that, to be honest. But it gives us a platform if we keep clean sheets because we'll always nick a goal from somewhere.
"So four points is not a bad start; it might have been five, but that wasn't to be. But Tuesday's gone now, the lads worked really hard and we got what we deserved."
Wrexham manager Denis Smith, who has offered former Premiership player Paul Warhurst a contract, said he expected a decision from the veteran 36-year old today.
"I had a chat with Paul on Friday and I'm going to have another talk today to decide if we're doing anything," he said. "He's got a number of offers on the table and he's got to decide what he wants to do.
"If he wants to join us there might be an opportunity but we're still talking. The player knows what the offer on the table is, and once he's made his decision I will tell you what the offer is."
Reflecting on his side's goalless draw, he said: "If you look at our three games so far, we look very hard to break down and like a team who don't like letting goals in. We've got people prepared to throw their bodies in and it's a long time since we've had that.
"In the last two games, we've not created the chances I would have liked, but we know there's more to come. I thought the lads looked a bit tired because they had a hard game in midweek, and they were up early again to travel on a long journey again.
"Jon Walters, who has been outstanding, looked a bit leggy and Lee McEvilly has not been well for the last week. But, fair play, the lad's gone out there and worked.
"If he's prepared to do that when he's got a stomach upset, then I'm quite happy with his attitude."
With four points from the first three games, Smith added: "I'm never satisfied and I wanted nine. But what you have to look at is performances and if we can continue to perform as we have then I expect it to be a good season."
Smith also revealed that Matt Crowell has been withdrawn from the Wales under-21 squad after suffering a recurrence of a knee injury.