Sutton United go into Tuesday's clash with basement boys Dover Athletic with renewed confidence following Saturday's impressive 3-0 thumping of Wrexham.

United showed they had more fire in their bellies than the high flying Dragons as goals from Jamie Collins, Kieron Cadogan and Craig Eastmond helped banish memories of last week's 4-0 home battering by Boreham Wood.

The U's were already two goals ahead when Wrexham's Luke Summerfield was sent off just before half-time and had it not been for some inspired goalkeeping by Rob Lainton the margin of victory could have been greater.

Manager Paul Doswell described last Tuesday's performance as "shambolic" but was delighted by his team's ruthless response.

"The manner of the performance on Tuesday night struck me as unacceptable," he told SUFCtv.

"Today was a brilliant game for us. They [Wrexham] had only lost one game all season and were flying.

"They've just beaten Ebbsfleet 4-1 and that's the nature of football. We get beat 4-0 on Tuesday and we come back and win 3-0. It could have been five or six.

"For me, the key was getting the spine of the team back in Collins and [Nicky] Bailey. When they play we're a man's team.

"It was noticeable on Tuesday night that Boreham Wood's experienced players ran the show, so it was a big thing to get Collins and Bailey back.

"I thought Wayne Brown was outstanding with the energy he gave us in midfield and I thought Kieron Cadogan showed once again what a very good player he is."

The win lifts U's back up to seventh in the table as they prepare to host bottom-placed Dover on Tuesday (September 25, 7.45pm).

The Kent club head to Gander Green Lane having won just one of their 12 National League games so far.

Sutton won't take it for granted that the three points are theirs and Doswell revealed he spoke to his team for 20 minutes after the Wrexham victory about the Boreham Wood horror show.

"What we said to them was, while that was good today, never ever forget that performance from Tuesday night," he said.

"That will never happen again as far as I'm concerned, nor from the players' perspective. They were very annoyed with themselves."