Wrexham’s centre-backs have received plaudits for their performances but Manny Smith insists the rest of the team deserve more credit for the excellent defensive record.

The Reds have only conceded 12 goals in 19 games – meaning they boast the joint best record in the division along with current leaders Dover Athletic.




Smith and Shaun Pearson performed heroics in the back-line to make sure Wrexham held onto their narrow lead carved out by the captain as Chester piled on the pressure in a bid to snatch an equaliser in last Wednesday’s cross border derby.

The formidable duo earned lots of praise but Smith stressed all the players played their part in Wrexham picking up a win and a 10th clean sheet of the campaign.

“We know if we keep things tight at the back then we will get chances,” said Smith, pictured right.

“The gaffer told us how crucial set-pieces will be for and against, it is a great ball in by Marcus Kelly and a great header by Shaun.

“We know if we score we have got that resilience about us just to hold on, and we will get a couple more chances at the other end to try and get it to two or three.

“Those chances never came but we defend well as a team.

“I think some of the boys don’t get enough credit for their defensive duties.”

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