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INTERVIEW | Ben Tozer ahead of Boreham Wood

Defender targets Boreham Wood victory

22 April 2023


INTERVIEW | Ben Tozer ahead of Boreham Wood

Defender targets Boreham Wood victory

22 April 2023

On what could be a crowning day in Wrexham history, Club Captain Ben Tozer explained the squad’s sole focus has been on Boreham Wood.

Phil Parkinson’s side currently sit at the top of the National League table, with a record-breaking total of 107 points, and victory today would see them clinch the Vanarama National League.

Tozer is one of many Wrexham players who have not only achieved promotions across his career but has won them in the EFL.

However, the Wood visit the Racecourse Ground in 6th position, knowing that picking up any points would be an added boost to their own promotion push.

Speaking in Thursday’s press conference, he said: “It’s a tough game, and personally I believe every game in this league is tough because everyone can beat each other.

“They upset our momentum last season and they are a tough, well-organised team with a meticulous game plan.

“We’ll have to be at our best, nobody can rake their foot off the gas at all, and everyone has to be fully focussed and prepare properly which I’m sure they will.

Today’s game signifies the final home fixture of the 2022/23 campaign at the Racecourse Ground, which has seen the Club remain unbeaten in all competitions.

In what has been a phenomenal season to date, the Red Dragons took one step closer to glory on Tuesday with a 3-0 victory against Yeovil Town.

Despite the occasion and emotion surrounding the fixture, Tozer added that there is no room to contemplate anything other than the match itself.

He said: “We’ve got to 100% respect the opposition because it’s a game of football and anything could happen.

“We played Halifax a few weeks ago and before that, we’d only lost two games all season, and we lost that day.

“It was a bad second half of football, but it's about how you deal with these things and taking it as it comes.”

Over the course of the season, the Club has been involved in big occasions, especially in the Emirates FA Cup.

In the Third Round, the Red Dragons ran out winners at the Coventry Building Society Arena, in a dramatic seven-goal thriller.

In the next round, only two late goals in added time for Sheffield United separated the two teams across 180 minutes of nail-biting football.

With a game of such magnitude at the Y Cae Ras, Tozer expressed the atmosphere inside the stadium can really make the difference.

He said: “I can’t wait, I love just playing games and sometimes at the Racecourse Ground. The emotion of games like Sheffield United and Notts County makes it exciting.

“I’m sure it’ll be the same on Saturday [speaking on Thursday] because when you can feel the energy and everything inside the stadium it just gives you that little bit more.”

You can watch this afternoon’s game on BT Sport in the United Kingdom, on worldwide.

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