WREXHAM stretched their unbeaten pre-season run to three matches last night and in doing so kept their third clean sheet on the run against Football League opposition.
In what was their last warm-up clash at the Racecourse before the Blue Square Premier kicks-off, Brian Little’s men, featuring trialists Adam Smith and Christian Smith, looked as tough to beat against League One’s Crewe as they did in the 1-0 victory over Wolves and the 0-0 draw with Blackpool.
Dragons boss Little said: “We had to throw ourselves in front of stuff at times but the determination not to concede was good.”
The closest Wrexham came to scoring was when impressive midfielder Tom Kearney cracked the post from distance late in the first half.
Shaun Whalley, having recovered from an ankle injury, donned a red shirt for the first time and did enough in his 45 minutes on the field to suggest he will offer the Dragons good options up front, an area which Little is trying to strengthen.
Of striker Adam Smith, who has been released by Chesterfield, and midfielder Christian Smith, who has been released by Clyde, Little said: “The two trialists did smashing. Adam played in a game at the weekend and was a little bit leggy while Christian has come out of nowhere and done the 90 minutes.
“Adam is definitely here for the week whereas Christian has come in for the game tonight, but we’ll have a chat with him before he goes home and take it from there.
“I think the most important thing is to find people who can go straight into the first team.”
Wrexham head to Colwyn Bay on Saturday (2pm).
Meanwhile, former Dragons assistant manager Steve Weaver has been appointed onto the coaching team at Wolves, where he will work with the Championship club’s 18-21 year-olds.
Weaver said: “It’s to focus on those young players at the club who are not quite in the first team or have been sent out on loan.
“It's just a case of making sure they are generally looked after and being catered for whether it be here or at another club.
“With those sent out on loan, it’s about making sure that I get to watch their games and assess their progress and make sure they are still remembered.”