NEW Dragons signing Danny Sonner can’t wait to pull on a Wrexham shirt and try to help move the club away from the relegation zone.
But the 36-year-old Northern Ireland international is as bemused as anyone as to how his new employers find themselves in such a position.
And he was one of two new faces to put pen-to-paper yesterday for Wrexham, with fellow midfielder Paul Hall also joining the relegation fight.
Sonner has signed a month-to-month contract after impressing on trial at Colliers Park, while Hall joins until the end of the season on loan from Walsall.
Both could find themselves thrown in at the deep end this afternoon for the trip to in-form Grimsby Town.
“I can’t wait to pull on a Wrexham shirt and I will enjoy every minute of it tomorrow,” said Sonner yesterday.
“If I’m playing or involved at any stage I will look forward to it. Tomorrow I’ll just be on pure adrenaline. I’ve not got that much fitness, but you never know, we’ll just have to see how it goes.
“I’m very excited. Obviously Wrexham is a very famous football club, but it hasn’t been going well for them recently. But there’s a strong squad of young players here. Maybe they need a bit of guidance and hopefully I can help with that.
“I need to get myself fit. I’ve signed for a month and we’ll see how it goes, but I just want to help the players here. There’s a lot of ability and potential at the club, but at the moment they’re just not getting the right results.”
And Sonner admitted he was at a loss as to why his new team-mates have been finding the going tough so far this campaign, although he feel confidence has a big part to play.
He added: “Football is a game that if you’re lacking in confidence and you’re not enjoying it then it can be hard work.
“There’s no place to hide on a football pitch and it is difficult at times when things are not going for you and confidence is low. Hopefully we can get back to enjoying our football and getting the results.
“I can’t put my finger on it at the minute because what I’ve seen is a lot of very good players, but football is a game that you need to get results. You need to put the ball in the back of the net and you’ve got to cut out any silly mistakes, and I think that is what has cost the team, silly mistakes. I don’t think it’s the nature of the football they’ve been playing, just some silly mistakes.”
Sonner and Hall are the fourth and fifth new players to join Wrexham during the January transfer window, following goalkeeper Gavin Ward and defender Phil Bolland, while midfielder Sam Aiston also made his loan move from Northampton permanent earlier in the week.
Hall, who has signed until the end of the season at the Racecourse, admits the chance to link up with former boss Little was too good a chance to pass by.
Hall said: “I’m delighted to come here to Wrexham. To link up with my old boss and one of my old team-mates in Danny is good for me so I’m glad to be here.”
But he acknowledged the size of the task ahead of them, adding: “It will be tough, but you’ve just got to put one foot in front of the other, and every journey starts with the first step, we’ve just got to go out there and really believe we can win and if we can do that then we can look forward to going out there and playing games.
“It’s a good club and I like the facilities. It’s always been a good club, and a big club for me, and I feel they are in a false position, so we are coming in to see if we can help out.
“I had a few friends that have been here and I’ve played against Wrexham a lot, and always found it difficult to play against them. Wrexham are a decent set-up, and from what I can gather they’ve done quite well over the last few games, but just haven’t managed to get the results they want, so it’s just coming here and getting on with it.”