INTERVIEW | James Jennings keeping busy during lockdown

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Fri 03 Apr 2020

By Kieran Kennedy

Lockdown couldn’t have come at a more awkward time for Wrexham full-back James Jennings this season as he was doing so well in his rehab.

James injured his knee in the goalless draw at home to Dagenham & Redbridge back in February and has been sidelined ever since.

Speaking about his rehab from home, James said: "It’s been going really well. It can be difficult at times, as my wife is still working from home every day, so that leaves me with our two-year-old son and the two dogs.

"Phil [Davies, Wrexham physio] has given me a programme to do from home in order to strengthen my knee, which has also kept me busy.

"He has been Facetiming all the injured lads to make sure we are keeping on top of it all.

"It’s difficult for Phil as he would prefer to be able to physically check on how our injuries are getting on, but I have to say he has been brilliant for all the injured lads and kept us all on schedule in our return back to full fitness."

James Jennings celebrates his free-kick goal in the 2-0 win away to Harrogate Town

James, who first joined the club on loan from Morecambe in January 2017 before signing a permanent deal that summer, made his 100th Wrexham appearance earlier this season.

The 32-year-old left-back has also captained the team on occasion, and is understandably eager for the chance to get back on the Racecourse pitch.

Reminiscing about his time in a Wrexham shirt, however, he admits there is one stand-out memory of his time with the Dragons.

"The Tranmere game back in 2017 was probably my favourite due to the conditions of the game and having played the majority of the match with ten men," he said.

"Sam Wedgbury was sent off after 15 minutes and we went on to win the game 1-0.

"It felt at the time like such a massive result so early on in the season, winning a game like that after so many of our fans made the trip across to support us was an incredible feeling."

Get to know James Jennings: seven quickfire questions

Best player you’ve played with? Michael Johnson [Chorlton Boys]

Best player you’ve played against? Frank Lampard [Macclesfield Town vs Chelsea, 2007]

Funniest player you’ve played with? Jon Parkin or Sam Wedgbury

Worst dressed player you’ve played with at Wrexham? Shaun Pearson

Best dressed player you’ve played with at Wrexham? Mark Carrington

Most intelligent player you’ve played with at Wrexham? Anthony Barry, just edging out Shaun Pearson

Least intelligent player you’ve player with at Wrexham? Dawid Szczepaniak

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