Wrexham captain Luke Young has called for collective calm in the Red Dragons camp even after losing 5-0 away at Stockport this weekend just gone, in comments given to The Leader.
Phil Parkinson’s men had gone the entirety of September unbeaten in League Two before this humbling defeat versus Stockport on Saturday, Isaac Olaofe scoring a hat-trick to help Dave Challinor’s Hatters along the way to the comprehensive victory.
Regardless, Luke Young and the rest of the Wrexham team won’t be panicking any time soon.
They will hope a home match against Crewe Alexandra up next can see the Red Dragons get back to winning aways after that dismal defeat at Edgeley Park, Wrexham still do currently occupy a playoff spot even after losing in the fashion they did to Stockport.
Leaking Goals For Fun
Wrexham have been prone to leaking goals since making the step-up from the National League to League Two, conceding a remarkable 20 goals already this campaign after nine matches played.
Sutton United are the only team to have conceded more in the fourth tier, the U’s currently bottom of the division with seven losses to their name.
Phil Parkinson’s side have managed to paper over the cracks somewhat with their ability to also score goals by the bucket load, the likes of Elliot Lee and Ollie Palmer potent up top with Lee notching up seven goals.
But, when the attackers aren’t firing on all cylinders for the Welsh outfit, their fragilities are even more exposed at the back as was seen in the Stockport game.
Everyone involved with Wrexham will just hope they respond to this atrocious performance in the same way they did when they leaked five goals to Swindon earlier in the campaign, the Red Dragons going unbeaten in League Two after conceding five to Michael Flynn’s men before Stockport intervened.
What’s Been Said?
Speaking to the Leader, Wrexham captain Luke Young talked about his side’s off-day at Stockport and the desire to bounce back immediately from the loss.
He said: “We are in this league for a reason and we went on an unbeaten run for a reason.
We don’t just turn into bad players after one performance or turn into a bad team after one performance.
Even when you win a game you learn from it, we have got to learn from it even more so now and rectify what we can do better.”
Young also referred to the defeat as a ‘wake-up call’ for the group, in further comments given to the Leader.
He added: “This is obviously a step back in terms of performance and result, and another wake-up call to say you have got to be on it from minute one until the final minute, however long the games are nowadays.
The step-up, you can definitely notice the standard has gone up but our standard has gone up, we have had to raise our game.
This was a bad day at the office, one of those off days.”
Everyone involved with Wrexham will hope that this is just a bad day at the office as Luke Young states, a bump in the road in an otherwise successful season.
The Red Dragons will need to work on how they can continue to be a potent side in League Two whilst also ensuring that the defence is solid, they can’t simply brush aside National League opponents anymore.
Their defensive woes could well be the very thing holding them back from a sustained promotion push this season, but only time will tell come the end of the League Two campaign.