MATCH PREVIEW | Bromley v Wrexham

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Mon 07 Jan 2019

Bromley v Wrexham

Date: 08/01/2019

Kick-Off: 19:45

Location: Hayes Lane

Competition: Vanarama National League

Match-Day Guide: Click Here


Wrexham head back south for the first time in 2019 where our game in hand against Bromley at Hayes Lane could lift the Dragons straight back into the title mix.

Wrexham arrive at Bromley on the end of back to back defeats for the first time this season having lost late on to Dover Athletic on Saturday. Yet to win a game in 2019 it was Anthony Jeffrey's excellent strike with two minutes to play that seperated the two sides at the Racecourse. Beforehand we travelled to Salford City on New Year's Day where Matt Green and Rory Gaffney netted either side of half-time to record the win for the Ammies.  Our last victory came just before the new year where Paul Rutherford's goal sealed a 1-0 win over Solihull Moors.

Bromley are on a great run at the moment with three wins on the spin and are unbeaten so far in 2019. They recorded a very impressive win over AFC Fylde on Saturday with Jack Holland, Frankie Sutherland and JJ Hooper netting in a 3-2 win. It followed up impressive a 2-1 victory over Sutton United and 3-0 away win at Havant & Waterlooville.

Key Players

Graham Barrow this week has recruited two new forwards to bolster his attacking options. Jason Oswell has arrived on an 18-month deal from Morecambe and could be in line to make his debut. The Northwich born striker began life with Crewe Alexandra before dipping his toe into Welsh football. After spells in Scotland and Australia he signed for Airbus before a switch to Newtown. After scoring 50 goals in less than a century of matches he was picked up by Stockport County in the National League North, scoring 28 goals during his season with the Hatters he moved into the EFL before being signed by the Dragons this week.

For Bromley,  striker JJ Hooper arrived on loan from Grimsby in December and is off to a flyer with four goals in his last four games. The 25-year old has certainly found his form now he's getting regular time on the pitch. The former Newcastle United trainee has had a big impact on the Raven's form since joining the side.

Head to Head

The last time we met came back in August where Luke Summerfield's stoppage time own goal sealed a point for Bromley having been 2-0 down earlier in the game. Goals from Mike Fondop and Rekeil Pyke put Wrexham ahead before Sutherland's penalty and the own goal ensured the Ravens took a point back to London. Our last trip to Bromley also ended in a draw, with Marcus Kelly's superb strike earning the Dragons a draw.

Team News

Wrexham striker Rekeil Pyke returned to the Racecourse this week but is doubtful for this week's game whilst Manny Smith has made progress with an operation over the weekend. Doug Tharme also remains sidelined.

Keep Up

You can listen to free live commentary from Wrexham AFC on Mixlr as well as keep up to date on our social media channels. Highlights will be available with the first word from the manager and players post-match on our YouTube Channel.

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