THE stats kept coming thick and fast as Wrexham supporters continue to show their true colours this season.

Tuesday’s 9,147 attendance was the biggest gate for a midweek league game at The Racecourse since 10,362 watched The Reds draw 1-1 with Oldham back on October 8 1979.

Arfon Griffiths’ Reds were in their second season in the second division - now the Championship - and the scorer that night was Joey Jones, who was in the most prolific purple-patch of his goalscoring career.

Wrexham legend Jones had scored in a 2-0 win along with Steve Fox at Fulham three days later - and netting in back-to-back games was something of a feather in the proud Welshman’s cap.

It was in Jones’ third spell where his goalscoring exploits were notorious, notching up nine in the 1988/89 season when Dixie McNeil’s men reached the Division Four play-off final.

Heading into the New Year, Jones’ six-goals put him only one behind Kevin Russell, who powered on in 1989 to 26 goals.

As for the rest of crowd stats, Tuesday’s attendance made it the first time since the 1980/81 campaign that Wrexham have had crowds of 5,000 plus for the first four home games of a campaign..

It was the biggest midweek attendance since 13,428 piled into see Wayne Rooney score his first senior goals for Everton in a League Cup tie in October 2002.

The biggest league gate at The Racecourse before Tuesday’s clash with Chesterfield was the sell-out on May 5 2007 where 12,374 watched Wrexham beat Boston United on the last day of the season to preserve their Football League status.

The only other crowd in excess of 9,000 since was the Reds against Luton Town in the Conference play-off semi-final in 2012 where 9,087 attended.