WREXHAM director Geoff Moss believes nobody could do more than manager Brian Carey in trying to halt the club’s slide towards an exit from the Football League.
Businessman Moss, who with Neville Dickens brought the Dragons out of administration last summer, was as disappointed as anyone after watching Carey’s team slump to a second successive defeat at the Racecourse on Monday.
The 1-0 defeat at the hands of Notts County saw Wrexham swap places at the foot of the table with Boston United, who beat Macclesfield 4-1 to move three points clear of Carey’s team.
But yesterday Moss said: “Brian is working all the hours he can to turn things around and no one could have done more.
“There are five games to go and there is no point in dwelling on what might have been against Notts County.
“His players did everything but score in the second half and their effort could not be faulted.
“But everyone has to look ahead now to the next game, and I know Brian won’t be contemplating anything other than a win.”
Dragons boss Carey admitted spirits had sagged in the immediate aftermath of the Bank Holiday reverse, in which Wales international midfielder Mark Jones suffered a recurrence of a long-standing groin injury.
But he insisted that defeatism was not an option while there were enough points to be won.
“Whatever we are feeling about Monday, we have to remain positive and make sure that everyone feels the same way,” he said.
“The players were a bit down and disappointed last night, which is only natural, and there’s obviously some concern but it’s how we deal with it that’s important.
“We have had a light training session today and we tried to make it as much fun as possible, because we want to put a smile back on their faces and make sure that they keep talking to each other rather than bottling things up.
“We don’t want to see anyone moping around the place, and long faces are banned while there is still the opportunity for us to climb away from the bottom of the table.”
Danny Williams will be available for Saturday’s visit to Lincoln City after completing a two-match ban, and there is an outside chance too for captain Neil Roberts after missing the last two games with a calf strain.
Following a light squad training session yesterday, Carey said: “We picked up a few bumps and bruises, but Mark apart there was nothing too serious.
“Ryan Valentine has a badly bruised shoulder and Matty Done took a knock on his ankle, but they should both be okay for the weekend.
“As far as Neil Roberts is concerned it’s a bit too early to make a decision, and we’ll have a look later in the week.
“I don’t want to take any risks on his fitness, but we’ll give him every chance of being involved.”
Midfielder Williams was one of several squad players given a run-out in last night’s reserve-team game against Tranmere Rovers, which Wrexham won 1-0 thanks to a Jamie Reed strike two minutes before half time.