DENIS SMITH last night set Wrexham a survival target of 51 points - and urged Mark Jones to repeat his Chesterfield heroics against relegation rivals Blackpool tomorrow.
Wales under-21 international Jones played a key role in Tuesday's 3-1 home victory over the Spireites, scoring a stunning volley after being handed a shock first-team recall by Dragons boss Smith.
The 20-year-old from Rhos now seems certain to be given the chance to showcase his attacking talents against the Tangerines at the Racecourse as Wrexham look to claw their way out of the League One drop zone.
"Against Chesterfield, I gambled on playing Mark in place of Levi Mackin, who'd done well," said Smith. "It was just to give us an extra goal threat and he came up with a pearler. The challenge for him now is to kick on and make it impossible for me to leave him out.
"He produces it in training and reserve games - now he's got to start doing it for the first team."
Wrexham currently lie three places off the League One basement, with only 21 points to their name after having 10 docked from their total earlier this month for falling into administration.
Smith now wants to see his side reach the 51-point mark - which usually guarantees safety from the drop - as soon as possible..
"We've got to win 10 games to make sure we're safe and I'm not bothered where those 10 come - as long as we get them,," he said..
"That's what the focus is and we need to get those results asap."
Victory over Blackpool tomorrow would see the Dragons leapfrog Colin Hendry's men, who lie one place outside the drop zone a point ahead of Wrexham.
When the sides met at Bloomfield Road on November 9, the Tangerines stole a 2-1 win after the Dragons failed to capitalise on their first half superiority and conceded two sloppy goals after the break.
Blackpool's winning goal that day was scored by leading scorer Scott Taylor, who yesterday signed for Plymouth Argyle in a £100,000 deal.
The 28-year-old has netted 14 goals in 27 games this term and his Bloomfield Road contract was due to expire at the end of this season.
Wrexham utility man Scott Green could rejoin the squad tomorrow after a spell out with a groin problem.
. WREXHAM Supporters Trust is encouraging fans to turn up in fancy dress tomorrow.
At half time, those wearing the most original costumes will be invited on to the pitch and the best will win a signed Wrexham shirt.