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PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v Maidstone United

18 August 2022

Club News

PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v Maidstone United

18 August 2022

Wrexham AFC return to action this weekend, with Maidstone United the visitors to the Racecourse Ground on Saturday afternoon.

The Red Dragons will be eager to respond following a disappointing 2-0 defeat at Chesterfield in midweek, with another big attendance expected on home soil here.

Phil Parkinson's side have registered one win, one draw and one defeat from the opening three league matches, with this our second home match of the 2022/23 campaign, and a chance to get back to winning ways.

TEAM NEWS

Parkinson made four changes on Tuesday evening from the side which drew at Yeovil Town last weekend, opting to freshen up the XI after a testing afternoon in high temperatures against the Glovers. 

The likes of Anthony Forde and Luke Young will be hoping to be back in the starting line-up for our next match, while Christian Dibble and Reece Hall-Johnson remain sidelined through injury. 

Sam Dalby came off the bench to make his competitive debut for the Club in midweek and will hope to get more minutes here.

The visitors will definitely be without midfielder Sam Corne, who was sent off for an off-the-ball incident in their defeat to Dorking Wanderers last time out. He will be a miss for the visitors, after scoring both goals in their first win of the campaign against York City in the previous game.

THE OPPOSITION

Maidstone secured promotion to the National League at the end of last season and, like Wrexham, have claimed four points from their opening three league matches. 

Things started positively for the Stones, who claimed an opening-day point at Altrincham, despite playing the last 30 minutes with 10 men. They followed it up with a 2-1 victory on home soil, against York City, before that defeat to Dorking on their last outing.

Managed by former Braintree Town boss Hakan Hayrettin, last season's National League South Manager of the Year, their highest-ever league finish came in their first season in the National League when they finished 14th.

Survival will be the primary objective, but the Stones will be confident of their best-ever league finish in history, building on the success of last year. 

Maidstone are back in the National League after a three-year absence, with our last meeting in 2018/19 ending in a 1-0 Wrexham win, courtesy of Ben Tollitt's second-half goal.

FOLLOW THE ACTION

Live audio commentary will be available via WrexhamPlayer, with match updates also posted to the Club's official Twitter account.


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