Expectations were sky high at the SToK Racecourse heading into Wrexham's first season back in the Football League since 2008. The 2022-23 campaign was one of the most joyous in the club's history.
Buoyed by the generous ownership of Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, Phil Parkinson's side romped to the National League title, recording a division-record points tally in the process. And although no one was denying that there would be a step up in quality this season, Wrexham were the bookies' favourites to go up again.
Flash forward to the present and the feel-good factor around the club has taken a significant dent. At the time of writing, Wrexham are currently stuck in mid-table, albeit just four points adrift of league leaders and rivals Notts County at this early stage.
With only six games played, it would be ridiculous to write off the Red Dragons. However, Parkinson and Co will still not be entirely satisfied with the way they have started the campaign.