ANTHONY WILLIAMS has admitted the secret to his success is simply communicating properly with his defence.
The goalkeeper has kept five clean sheets in seven matches since moving on loan from Carlisle United on the eve of the loan-transfer deadline day and he believes constant talking between himself and the defence has helped achieve this impressive record.
Clean sheets against Bristol Rovers, Mansfield Town, Lincoln City, Torquay United and more recently Shrewsbury Town have seen the Dragons pick up 13 out of 21 points – including three wins over sides chasing promotion.
"That’s promotion form," said the 29-year-old stopper. "The other night against Shrewsbury was a real battle, but we came through and got the win.
"We weathered a bit of a storm in the first half, but then after the break I had very little do to.
"But probably the biggest part of my game is communication and talking to defenders. If I do that well and the defence is set then I won’t have to make many saves. If I have nine or 10 shots to save in a match then it means I haven’t been talking to them enough.
"But also having Stevie Evans back in the side as well is a huge bonus for us. Steve deals with everything in the air for us and allows the other lads to get on with their game."
And Williams has made it no secret he would love a move to join Wrexham in the summer, as he will be out of contract at the end of the season at Brunton Park and is keen to remain with the North Wales club.
He said: "I haven’t made it any secret at all that I would welcome a move to Wrexham in the summer. I am enjoying playing for the club, and I am leaving Carlisle in the summer, so why not a move to Wrexham?
"I spoke to people behind the scenes at Wrexham some of the back room staff the other day, and it is very much a club that is built to be going forward.
"No club has a divine right to stay in the Football League and the reason we are down where we are is because the results haven’t been right on the field, but we are putting that right now and moving in the right direction.
"But yeah, I was surprised to see a club like Wrexham with the players they’ve got down towards the bottom of the table.
And while Williams has been in excellent form for the Dragons since moving from Cumbria, he admits there is still more work ahead to ensure Wrexham’s survival.
"We’ve got to go out on Saturday and do the business again. It will be a battle, because they are up there going for the title and we are still fighting for our lives, but we have played well against the top teams recently."
It is not completely done and dusted for the Dragons yet, but a win tomorrow and anything other than a draw between Macclesfield and Accrington Stanley will see Wrexham safe.
Williams, who with 17 appearances is the most capped Wales under-21 goalkeeper, added: "It’s not over yet, and we still have work to do, but the mood in the camp is fantastic and banter is really good in training. There’s is no doubt we have the ability in the side to be able to get out of the danger area.
"Three games ago we were struggling and looking in a bad position, but there was no doubt in anyone’s mind that we didn’t have the ability in the side. We just needed to put it on to the pitch."