SATURDAY'S postponed game at Blundell Park means Wrexham won't now reach the halfway point of their league campaign until they entertain Sheffield Wednesday in the opening match of the New Year on January 3.
But their current record in the Second Division bears remarkable similarities to their position exactly 12 months ago when they were looking to bounce back from relegation to the Third Division.
Since then, of course, much has changed at the Racecourse, not least the fact that automatic promotion was achieved on the back of an unbeaten run which stretched from February until the end of the season.
Also the summer saw the departures of prolific strikers Andy Morrell and Lee Trundle, who between them had notched up 45 goals. And with them seemingly went the feel-good factor so much in evidence when a crowd of nearly 10,000 watched the 5-0 demolition of Cambridge United in the final home game of the season.
But comparison of the year-on-year statistics more or less bears out manager Denis Smith's contention that Wrexham are playing as well this season as they did last year, despite the demands of Second Division football - standards which they had clearly struggled to maintain in 2001 when they went down.
Of course the major difference between this season and last is that the Dragons have so far failed to reproduce last year's consistency in front of goal, with the injury-hit Chris Armstrong in particular failing to live up to expectations.
Even though they have conceded fewer goals in the current campaign, the goal-scoring drought, as Smith has conceded in recent weeks, is a problem that has yet to be addressed.
Despite that, their results to date demonstrate Wrexham have more than held their own at the higher level and even in a mid-table position they remain handily placed just three points off a play-off spot with a game in hand over the majority of their rivals.
And just as importantly for the cash-conscious club, home attendances at the first 10 matches at the Racecourse this season have attracted an average of 4,531 fans, compared with an average of 3,273 for the opening 10 games in the Third Division 12 months ago.
With Armstrong returning to fitness and Lee Jones now also in good shape, the Dragons boss will be hoping his first-choice front men enjoy a more active second half of the season and make a positive contribution on a regular basis.
Racecourse tradition dictates that Wrexham's form and consistency tend to improve in the new year and, providing his players can avoid injury and suspensions, Smith remains as optimistic as he was in August that a play-off spot is a realistic ambition.
Sometimes, though, you get the impression he would be even happier if the fans felt the same way.