UNCHANGED Wrexham travel to Notts County this evening looking to build on their confident start to the League Two campaign.
The Dragons eased to a comfortable 2-0 victory against Boston United at the Racecourse on Saturday and defender Lee Roche, whose late goal secured the three points, is looking for another solid display at Meadow Lane.
"The most important thing on Saturday was that we put in a good team performance and I think the gaffer was pretty happy with the way we played," he said yesterday.
"The new players who've arrived - myself included - fitted in well and we've got to try and ensure that we keep it going tomorrow.
"I was pleased we stated our intentions from the off because I think we are among the favourites for promotion and it was important not to disappoint anyone, especially our own supporters."
Roche, a summer capture from Burnley, was employed as an orthodox right back during his loan spell at Wrexham five years ago but is comfortable about being asked to fill the gap left by Trinidad international, Carlos Edwards.
"I think I'm more of a defensive player than Carlos, who is more of a winger, but I'm confident I can do what's required," he added.
"I'm pretty fit, I can get up and down the right flank and I'll keep going for 90 minutes.
"I scored on my debut for Burnley and it was nice to repeat that again on Saturday, although I've taken a bit of stick from the lads about being up in the penalty area so late in the game.
"I'm not expected to score goals but hopefully I'll get a few this season, especially when the other team's defenders begin to tire a bit."
Wrexham manager Denis Smith doesn't welcome comparisons between Roche and former fans' favourite Edwards, but said tongue in cheek: "Lee's done better than Carlos already because he got me a goal, which Carlos didn't manage at all last season."
He went on: "We're a different side now in that we used to have two wingers in Carlos and Paul Edwards who tried to defend. Now we've got full-backs in Lee and Andy Holt, who can attack.
"We have to blend everyone's strengths and on Saturday Lee proved how fit he is by joining the break-out and getting into the other penalty area. People might have been surprised to see him there, but I wasn't."
The Dragons' boss had few, if any complaints, from Saturday's performance and added: " Generally everyone put in a performance and if we get that every week, we've got a chance of doing something this season.
"We looked comfortable at the back, we created chances going forward and we looked as though we knew what we were doing, but I'll suspend judgement until other teams have asked more questions.
"I'm still getting to know the new lads and I don't know how they will react when they are left out or when they are injured. I always wait for the bad times because that's when you discover what you need to know about players."
Tonight's trip to Notts County is followed by another away game at Northampton Town on Saturday and Smith admitted he would be delighted if his side came through both with their unbeaten record still intact.
County drew 0-0 at Torquay United at the weekend and manager Gudjon Thordarson is pondering two possible changes for this evening.
Defender Rob Ullathorne and striker Andy White, who came off the bench at Plain-moor, are both likely to start this evening ahead of Danny Martin and Glynn Hurst.
WREXHAM (probable): Ingham; Pejic, Bayliss, Lawrence; Roche, Mark Jones, Ferguson, Williams, Holt; Walters, McEvilly. Subs: Michael Jones, Smith, Spender, Mackin, Bennett.
NOTTS COUNTY (probable): Pilkington; O'Callaghan, Baudet, Wilson, Ullathorne; Pipe, Edwards, McMahon, Palmer; White, Scoffham. Subs (from): Deeney, Martin, Sheridan, McFaul, Long.
REFEREE: Mick Thorpe (Suffolk).
Notts C 6/4, Wrexham 6/4, Draw 11/5. First goalscorer: Glynn Hurst 5/1, Jonathan Walters 6/1, Lee McEvilly 7/1. DeenniissSSmmiitthh