WREXHAM have pulled off one brilliant comeback but Jordan Ponticelli knows the Reds can’t expect to get something out of games every time they trail 2-0.

That was the scoreline at the break against Weymouth on December 15 but Dean Keates' side turned things around to triumph 3-2 thanks to a second half brace from Theo Vassell and Reece Hall Johnson’s injury time winner.

However, Wrexham did not learn their lesson and conceded two goals in the opening 15 minutes of a one-sided first half against Stockport in their last game on December 28.

There was an improvement after the interval but no comeback on this occasion, and Ponticelli accepts the Reds can’t keep on giving themselves too much to do in the second half of matches.

“We gave ourselves a mountain to climb at Weymouth but everyone put in a much better performance in the second half and everything fell into place, and we were happy with the three points,” said Ponticelli.

“But we should never find ourselves 2-0 down in game, no matter who the opponent is; we are good enough to play with the ball and we can’t keep doing that.

“We can’t need to find ourselves 2-0 before we start playing and pull it back.

“You are going to lose more than you win so we need to use the second half of the Weymouth game and the Stockport game as good performances, and play like that from minute one to minute 90.”

Ponticelli wants Wrexham, whose next two matches have been postponed because of two positive coronavirus tests and yet to play in 2021, to hit the ground running in games so they have a better opportunity to get wins on the board.

“We hadn’t played for a while and first half at Stockport, there were a few cobwebs but we were nowhere near good enough as a team and individually,” said Ponticelli.

“Second half we came out and it was a much better performance; there were a lot more positives but we had given ourselves a mountain to climb.

“It was exactly the same thing at Weymouth and we need to go and do that for 90 minutes to give ourselves a chance.”