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MATCH PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC vs Barnet

Red Dragons look to bounce back to winning ways

7 October 2022

Match Previews

MATCH PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC vs Barnet

Red Dragons look to bounce back to winning ways

7 October 2022

Wrexham AFC will look to get back to winning ways when Barnet visit the Racecourse Ground on Saturday afternoon.

The Red Dragons return to home soil after two away games – beating Oldham Athletic on Saturday but losing to Notts County on Tuesday night.

The results saw Wrexham temporarily climb to the top of the table, before they were dethroned by the Magpies at Meadow Lane.

Now, Phil Parkinson’s second-placed Red Dragons – who have won five from five at home this season – will be looking to bounce straight back.

Team news

Manager Phil Parkinson has confirmed the injury Jordan Davies suffered at Notts County on Tuesday night was a minor knock and the midfielder remains in contention.

Tom O’Connor has also returned to fitness, making the bench on Tuesday night, and the Irish midfielder could be in line to start should Davies miss out.

Liam McAlinden, Elliot Lee and Sam Dalby were introduced from the bench in each of the last two matches, and will be pushing for starts.

After defeat to York last Saturday, Barnet made three changes in mid-week with Idris Kanu, Michael Phillips and Rob Hall – cousin of Wrexham’s Reece Hall-Johnson – all starting.

Danny Collinge, Connor Smith and Sean Shields were the three to miss out, and after Barnet ended their recent winless streak they be left out again.

The Opposition: Barnet

Barnet have had a mixed season to date – starting well but fading quickly and dropping down the table.

Victory against Maidstone last time out leaves them 11th, with 17 points from 12 games.

The Bees won four of their six matches in August, seeing off Halifax, Yeovil, Woking and Eastleigh and drawing at Gateshead, with only an away loss to Chesterfield spoiling their record.

September was a different story, however, with losses to Aldershot, Dorking and Dagenham & Redbridge – though they did earn their solitary point for the month at Solihull Moors.

After losing 5-4 to Dagenham, however, they then conceded five again in a crushing 5-0 home defeat to York.

The 4-3 win against Maidstone on Tuesday ended their losing streak, but does mean they have conceded 13 goals in their last three matches.

Previous Meetings

Wrexham ran riot against Barnet last season, winning 3-0 away from home and then storming to a 6-0 victory at the Racecourse in the reverse fixture.

Paul Mullin opened the scoring at The Hive, before Aaron Hayden and Shaun Brisley netted their first goals for Wrexham to seal a comfortable win.

There were two first-time scorers in the reverse fixture – and six players on target in total. Ollie Palmer got the first, Mullin made it two and Jordan Davies also scored before half-time.

After the break, both Ben Tozer and Liam McAlinden opened their Wrexham accounts, either side of Reece Hall-Johnson’s goal.

Wrexham are unbeaten in their last nine games against Barnet, stretching back to 2014.

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