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PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC vs Sutton United

The Red Dragons take on Sutton United live on iFollow Wrexham in the UK and around the world

23 October 2023

Match Previews

PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC vs Sutton United

The Red Dragons take on Sutton United live on iFollow Wrexham in the UK and around the world

23 October 2023

The Red Dragons return to the STōK Cae Ras tomorrow night as they take on struggling Sutton United in Sky Bet League Two.

Phil Parkinson’s side look to continue their five-game unbeaten run when bottom-of-the-table Sutton visit North Wales.

On Saturday, Paul Mullin’s second-half strike was cancelled out by Adam Wilson five minutes from time as they both shared the spoils.

It will be the first time the two have ever met in the EFL, with the last fixture coming in 2020/21 when the U’s won promotion from the National League.

THE RECAP

A point against Bradford City in a crowd of over 20,000 will prove to be a solid result over the course of the 2023/24 campaign.

Wrexham were boosted in one sense with the return of Ryan Barnett but also hampered by Aaron Hayden missing out through illness.

Barnett and Mullin provided an ample threat to the Bantams' backline in the first half and the number ten’s diving header should have put them inside half an hour.

It was a tightly contested affair, with both teams trying to negate the styles of one another but ultimately failing to break down the defences at the break.

The same patterns of play emerged after the restart, but the Red Dragons looked the more likely to find the opener and they did just that.

It was the Barnett and Mullin combination that threatened once again and punished the Bantams with a well-worked cross and header.

Wrexham seemed to withstand the City attack for the majority of the fixture. Still, pressure told five minutes from time when Adam Wilson rode his luck inside the penalty area, before unleashing a smart finish past Okonkwo.

The point took Parkinson’s side into fourth place in the table, leapfrogging Swindon Town who drew 2-2 with Salford City.

EYE ON THE OPPOSITION

Matt Gray’s Sutton United side have been struggling at the wrong end of the table consistently so far this campaign and he will be hoping to change their fortunes tomorrow night.

They will arrive at the STōK Cae Ras bottom of Sky Bet League Two, only claiming seven points from fourteen matches this season.

Within that tally is two league wins and two dominant thrashings, with a 4-0 victory against Walsall and a 5-1 hammering against Notts County.

Despite their position in the table, it does not tell the full picture as they have been edged out by one goal in four league games.

At the top of the pitch, Harry Smith has been their focal point, scoring six goals so far this campaign.

He scored twice in their 4-0 win against the Saddlers and in his last two consecutive matches versus Doncaster and Morecambe.

One league win in their last twelve games spells the run of form they have been on, but they will be hoping to pick up a result and end that tomorrow night.

 

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

  

Venue

Pld

Won

Drn

Lst

For

Agst

+/-

Home

  5          

3

2

0

8

2

+6

Away

  6

1

2

3

8

-1

Neutral

             

Total

11

4

4

3

15

10

+5

 

Biggest home win – 4-0 (National League) – 24 Nov 2020
Biggest away win – 5-0 (FA Trophy 3rd round)  
Top goal scorer- 2 goals – Kwame Thomas

HOW TO WATCH

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