MATCH PREVIEW | Harrogate Town v Wrexham

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Thu 23 Jan 2020

Harrogate Town v Wrexham

Date: 25/01/2020

Kick-Off: 15:00

Location: Wetherby Road

Competition: Vanarama National League

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Wrexham make the journey to Yorkshire this weekend with Dean Keates' side looking to make it back-to-back wins following victory at the Racecourse last Saturday.

Form

The Dragons come into the game on the back of an exceptional 3-0 home win over Woking last weekend. Luke Summerfield's wonder strike in the first half set the precedent for a fruitful afternoon for the Reds. Debutant Dan Jarvis doubled the Wrexham lead moments into the second half before Summerfield scored a second to wrap up the game from the penalty spot.

Harrogate currently sit second in the table three points behind leaders Barrow having each of their last five league games. On Saturday they made the trip to Stonebridge Road to face Ebbsfleet United with Connor Hall and Jack Muldoon netting in a 2-0 victory. At home, they're form has been solid, losing just once in the league all the way back in August. In all competitions they haven't lost a game at Wetherby Road since they exited the FA Cup, losing 2-1 to Sky Bet League One promotion chasers Portsmouth.

Key Players

Wrexham could hand a debut to new signing Jordan Ponticelli having signed this week on loan from Coventry City. The Nuneaton-born forward has spent time with Tranmere Rovers this term in League One but was limited to just three appearances in all competitions. The attacker has scored six goals in 34 appearances for the Sky Blues since turning professional in 2017.

Harrogate forward Jack Muldoon has 11 goals so far this season in what is his second since signing from AFC Fylde in 2018. The pacey winger who also plays as a striker has form against Wrexham, having bagged a goal against ourselves in the 17/18 campaign. Muldoon has played alongside Jon Stead, Mark Beck and Jack Diamond in the Town attack, sending the side up to a title challenge. 

Head to Head

We last met earlier this season at the Racecourse where we played out a 1-1 draw. Bobby Grant scored from the spot before Ryan Fallowfield levelled with ten minutes to spare. Our last trip to Wetherby Road was in October 2018 with a 0-0 draw in the FA Cup, before the Dragons progressed in the Racecourse replay.

Team News

Shaun Pearson returned to action last weekend following injury and Dean Keates shouldn't have any new injury concerns.

Keep Up

The Wrexham AFC media team will be bringing you radio commentary of all the action this season, 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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