NEW Wrexham boss Dean Saunders is getting the best out of Jefferson Louis according to the big man himself.
Louis was a summer signing of former Dragons boss Brian Little, and was primarily being used a target man.
And while the 29-year-old front man was scoring goals himself, he is currently third on the Blue Square Premier charts with eight – Louis does believe he is now being plied in his favoured role.
“I’m very glad I’ve got this new role,” he said. “The fans will now start to see the best of me.
“I’m not just a target man, I’ve got a lot more to my game. I’m very mobile and I do a lot of running for the team. I’m not your old fashioned target man, because they couldn’t run, and I can, like I said I am very mobile.”
And Louis is also relishing working with someone of the standing of Saunders.
He added: “He (Saunders) knows a little bit about being a striker.
“He was a really, really good striker and he sees what we can do in training and is always giving us other things to try.
“He is trying to make the game easier for us. He was a good striker himself and he is not the kind of person we are going to argue with and give our opinions too much to. He knows what he is talking about and we are improving and I think the fans can see how much he is helping us.
“It’s going really, really well at the moment, training is really good and I think you can also see that in the way we are playing.”
Louis has been something of a constant so far for the Dragons this season, and has been partnered with a host of other forwards in the process.
But he does seem to have struck up a good partnership with youngsters Marc Williams, the pair scoring four between them in the last two matches.
“We do seem to have a good understanding,” said Louis. “Marc is learning all about my game, but whoever I am partnered with, everyone knows my game and what I can do for the team.”
But while Louis is third on the scoring list with eight strikes so far, he is not one to set himself any targets, simply claiming that wins are far more important for both himself and the team.
Wrexham’s 3-1 win on Tuesday night over York City followed a 3-2 victory at Forest Green Rovers in Saunders’ fist outing since taking over from Little, and was the first time the Dragons have won back-to-back matches in more than 18 months.
However, they will have to wait until a week tomorrow to extend their winning run after tomorrow’s match at home to Histon was postponed because of international call ups.
But Louis admits it is not such a bad thing.
He said: “The mood at the moment is really good, because we are winning. When you lose a few it can get you a bit down, but at the moment we are winning again and everyone is really up for it.
“We have to wait for the next match, but it gives us all a little rest. We’re not fatigued or anything like that, but you may have noticed that we have really upped our tempo in the last couple of games.”