JAMES JENNINGS insists Wrexham will be ready for battle when they come up against bottom of the table Braintree Town at Cressing Road tomorrow.

Wrexham suffered their first and only defeat of the season in the last away game against Solihull Moors, the Reds having a rare off day and losing 1-0.

Braintree are still looking for their first win since winning promotion back to the National League but Jennings, back in the side for Tuesday's goalless home draw against Halifax Town, says Wrexham will be looking to play the fluent football that has helped them pick up 18 points from the opening nine games.

"We have got to learn from the likes of Solihull when we went there that we have got to adapt to the teams that we play," said Jennings.

"Make sure that we do express ourselves when we get the chance to play.

"We have shown at home this season that there are some good players in the team who can get the ball down and play, hurt teams and kill them off.

"We will learn from the Halifax game, work on a few things and make sure we get it right and get the three points at Braintree."

Jennings insists Wrexham will have the right mentality at far-flung Cressing Road, one of the smallest grounds in the division.

"It is like the long journey down to Dover and then you have got the long walk up the hill there!" said Jennings.

"A lot of teams mentally are beaten before they get there.

"No disrespect to Braintree but that should make you make sure you win these games and give you the incentive to get out this league so you don't have to go to places like that."

Wrexham drew a blank in front of goal against Halifax, the stalemate seeing Wrexham slip from top spot to third but just one point behind new leaders Harrogate.

Stifled in their attempts to break down the Shaymen's well organised defence, Jennings was pleased the Reds' defence held firm to keep a sixth clean sheet of the campaign.

"I though it was quite a good 0-0, really entertaining," said Jennings. "Halifax caught us on the counter attack a few times, they had one disallowed and we were lucky to get away with a few chances.

"When we got the ball it was quite difficult to break them down, they seemed to have so many players behind the ball.

"We had large spells of possession but just couldn't find that killer pass or get the goal and ultimately get three points but there are positives to take from it.

"We have picked up a fair amount of points so far this season so we are quite satisfied."

Jennings made his return to action from injury and he added: "It was good to be back out there.

"Disappointed to miss the last two games but these things happen after the build-up of so many games in August, it takes it toll.

"I felt good and enjoyed it, just disappointed that we didn't get the three points."