JENNINGS | We Know What It Means

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Tue 07 Nov 2017

Wrexham defender James Jennings says that Wrexham 'know what it means' when it comes to the Cross-Border Derby and is expecting yet another feisty affair at the Deva.

The experienced left-back will line-up for his second clash with the Cestrians in a Wrexham shirt tomorrow and knows all about the significance of facing the old enemy. 

"It’s the biggest game of the season so far, we know what it means to the club and to the fans," admitted Jennings, who spoke following the Dragons' final training session before the big game.

"For a lot of players as well it’s going to be the first derby they’ll be playing in so it’ll be a hostile game and the sort of game that everybody wants to play in so we’re all looking forward to it."

Jennings joined the Dragons initially on loan from Cheltenham Town in January and in just his third game for the club showed plenty of fight and desire as we made our way to Cheshire. The left-back was involved in an altercation but has ensured that focus will be key this time around.

"I do love playing in these games as we saw the last time I played in it, but we’re focusing on getting the three points, form completely goes out the window in games like this, we know that anything can happen so we’ve got to make sure that we’re right and we’re focused. 

"We know that Chester haven’t been on a great run, we’ve been working on areas to exploit them the last couple of days and we’re all looking forward to getting out there."

The Reds currently sit third in the table and have the chance to go level on points with league leaders Dover Athletic come full-time tomorrow night, meanwhile, Chester have an extra incentive themselves with a win enough to lift them out of the relegation zone.

"As it stands three points we know where it could put us and then we can enjoy the bragging right afterwards, it’s going to be a great atmosphere in front of the cameras as well, and as I say it’s the biggest game of the season, there’s a good mood in the camp and everyone is buzzing looking forward to it."

For many, the derby itself is enough of a lift for the squad ahead of such a big match, but Jennings expects the manager to have something up his sleeve ahead of the crunch match but admits there's been nothing thus far.

"Nothing yet, a lot of that will be before the game tomorrow like last year where we had a chat off Joey Jones ahead of the game last year, he emphasised how important this game is, the derby and what it means to the fans, he knows the players we’ve got in the changing room and what we’re capable of at the minute.

"This season is a lot more important to us and we know where we want to be come the end of the campaign, so three points is crucial tomorrow and then we can enjoy the bragging rights after."

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