MATCH PREVIEW | AFC Telford United v Wrexham

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Thu 11 Jul 2019

AFC Telford United v Wrexham

Date: 13/07/2019

Kick-Off: 15:00

Location: New Bucks Head Stadium

Competition: Pre-Season Friendly

Match-Day Guide: Click Here 

After touching back on a British runway this week the Dragons are back in action this weekend as we pay a visit to AFC Telford United.

Form

Wrexham come into the game on the back of three pre-season friendlies thus far, losing our narrowly last time out against Portuguese top tier side Portimoaneinse on the Algarve. The narrow 1-0 defeat wasn't an accurate reflection on the game with Wrexham matching their Liga NOS opposition throughout the 90 minutes, with Bobby Grant hitting the woodwork twice in the first-half. Back in the UK we took on Fleetwood Town, against losing out narrowly 1-0 to a side from a higher division. Our only win so far came against Cefn Druids, with Wrexham running out 4-0 victors.

Telford began their summer schedule with behind a closed doors friendly against Championship outfit West Bromwich Albion, running the Baggies close in a 4-3 defeat before taking on Market Drayton on Tuesday. Goals from Aaron Williams and Marcus Dianga wrapped up a 3-1 win.

Key Players 

Dragons striker Jason Oswell began the game in Portugal on Tuesday night and will be looking to continue a run in the side, taking good form into the new campaign. Oswell scored his first goal on the final day of last season and will want to appear frequently on the scoresheet over both the summer and during the National League season. 

Telford's new striker Aaron Williams has already bagged his first goal of the summer, the ideal start to his career with the Bucks. Williams, aged 25 has spent time with a number of clubs and will be looking to settle in Shropshire after a spell with Harrogate Town last season. The former Walsall and Peterborough United striker could be a key component for his new side.

Head to Head 

Over the years we've met on a number of occasions in both competitive and pre-season fixtures. Last year Telford came out on top at the New Bucks Head with a 3-1 win. 

The last time we met in the league was in the 2014/15 season on the final day where goals from Dean Keates and Luke Waterfall saw the Dragons run out 2-1 victors whilst the last time we faced off in North Wales it was an afternoon to forget. The visitors steamrolled 10-man Wrexham ending the game four to the good in a desperate display.

Team News 

Manager Bryan Hughes will glance over those who've yet to play this summer including Rob Lainton to see who can feature.

Keep Up

The Wrexham AFC media team will be bringing you radio commentary of all the pre-season action this summer, free and exclusively on the club’s Mixlr channel. Follow the match live on our social media channels too, and look out for highlights and post-match reaction on the club’s YouTube channel.

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