Chesterfield v Wrexham
Location: Proact Stadium
Competition: Vanarama National League
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Wrexham are back on the road this weekend making the trip to the Proact for the second time this season, this time in the National League to take on Chesterfield.
Wrexham come into this one unbeaten in their last three matches which includes two victories. Last weekend they played host to Dagenham & Redbridge at the Racecourse playing out a 0-0 draw at a blustery Cae Ras. Seven days previous they made the trip to Harrogate where James Jennings' outstanding free-kick and JJ Hooper's sensational strike sealed three points in a 2-0 win in Yorkshire. It topped off a wonderful 3-0 win over Woking in North Wales with goals from Luke Summerfield and Dan Jarvis.
Chesterfield were last in action in a late kick-off live on BT Sport. They made the short trip to Notts County where Scott Boden missed from the spot before conceding three goals in the second half without reply. The Spireites sit within the relegation zone but form has picked up as of late registering wins over Eastleigh, Torquay United and Sutton United.
Wrexham goalkeeper Rob Lainton has been in fine form having kept three clean sheets on the trot. The 2018/19 Player of the Season has played no small part in his side's defensive solidity pulling off some sensational saves to register the clean sheets both at home and on the road.
It remains to be seen who Chesterfield put between the sticks after Ross Fitzsimmons joined the club on loan this week. The keeper arrived in mid-January on loan from Notts County before being recalled, but has now re-joined Chesterfield until the end of the campaign. He provides competition for ex-Wrexham goalkeeper Shwan Jalal whilst moving another ex-Red, Luke Coddington, further down the pecking order.
We've already met three times this season with a Wrexham win, loss and draw taking place. Our last match came in the FA Cup 4QR replay at the Racecourse. JJ Hooper's effort on the half-hour mark was the difference after a 1-1 three days earlier. Our last league meeting ended in a 1-0 Chesterfield win curtsy of ex-Wrexham striker Mike Fondop.
Wrexham will assess an injury to Mark Carrington who missed out last weekend whilst James Jennings is highly likely to miss out after being forced off against Dagenham.
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