JENNINGS | Let's Make the Racecourse a Fortress

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Sun 13 Aug 2017

Wrexham defender James Jennings wants to make the Racecourse Ground the toughest place for teams to play and transform it into a 'fortress'.

Speaking ahead of our midweek Vanarama National League clash against Gateshead on Tuesday, the former Cheltenham and Macclesfield left-back is itching to get back home.

"Tuesday is a great opportunity to put things right again, we’re at home and we have to try and make the Racecourse our fortress this season and when teams come and play against us it’s a difficult place to come" said Jennings. 

The Dragons will be desperate to return to action following a disappointing afternoon on Saturday. The longest trip of the season, Wrexham fell to 1-0 loss against Dover Athletic and are now looking at putting it right.

"We’ve got to take our chances, going to places like Dover you don’t get that many so that’s really disappointing, but we’ve got a game on Tuesday where we’ve got to bounce back again similar to last Saturday [1-0 loss to Macclesfield] and get a reaction and go again to get a result. 

Fantastic support just like on Tuesday, it’s just really disappointing that we couldn’t send them home with anything to cheer about, it’s a long old journey and the furthest one yet so credit to the fans, it’s just disappointing that we couldn’t give them anything".

Ryan Bird's 17th-minute goal was all that separated the sides in a game that saw Wrexham fail to really get going during the game after the opening ten minutes or so, and Jennings was frustrated that the Reds didn't continue their good start.

"It was a great start [to the game] and we did everything we spoke about in the changing rooms getting on the front foot and pushing them back and getting down the sides for Jack [Mackreth] to run on to, but it wasn’t for long enough and only in short spells".

Now Wrexham host Gateshead for our first game back at the Cae Ras since the opening day of the season, and being back on home soil will be a relief following long trips to the south-east against both Dover and Maidenhead.

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