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Wrexham Preview

24 April 2019

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Wrexham Preview

24 April 2019

The final National League match of the 2018/19 season sees Town travel to The Racecourse Ground to take on Wrexham, another side whose season will extend into May.

If the season ended now, Town would be returning to North Wales on Wednesday 1st May with a place in the Play-Off Semi-Finals up for grabs.

That could change on Saturday though with Wrexham level on points with fourth place Fylde, who host Halifax, and Town one point ahead of Eastleigh who travel to Boreham Wood.

Saturday will be the fifth time Town and Wrexham have faced each other in the last 17 months, with both sides claiming one win each.

The last of the four previous meetings came in an October FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round Replay at The Racecourse, after a goalless draw at The CNG Stadium, that resulted in Wrexham running out 2-0 winners.

The fixture also ended goalless when The Dragons visited Town in the league, with Town's win over Wrexham arriving the season before in the FA Trophy when Mark Beck scored his first two goals for the club.


Saturday will be the first time Town have faced Wrexham under Manager Bryan Hughes, with the former Hull City midfielder replacing Shrewsbury-bound Sam Ricketts in December.

Hughes has an impressive win percentage of 50% since his appointment and his Wrexham side can boast the best home record in the league, taking 51 points from their 22 games, conceding just 12 goals and losing only three games in that period.

Only a point separates the sides over the last ten matches though, while Town have scored the most goals on their travels of any National League team.

Hughes' side suffered defeat at Halifax on Easter Monday, but had won three in a row before that and have won six of their last seven at The Racecourse Ground, five of which have been by a 1-0 scoreline.

Just one of the last 22 matches has ended in a draw for Wrexham, who were again without injured trio Manny Smith, Jake Lawlor and Brad Walker on Monday.

Town meanwhile secured a Play-Off place on Monday with a 2-0 win over Gateshead at The CNG Stadium and have the fourth best away record in the league going into Saturday, a record helped by just two losses in the last eight on the road.

Travelling supporters can save money when purchasing their ticket in advance, with full away ticket information available here…

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