MATCH PREVIEW | Notts County v Wrexham

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Sat 17 Aug 2019

Notts County v Wrexham

Date: 18/08/2019

Kick-Off: 15:00

Location: Meadow Lane

Competition: Vanarama National League

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Wrexham make a Sunday afternoon trip to Nottingham this weekend for the first meeting against the Magpies in over a decade.

Form

Wrexham come into the game on the back of a sensational victory in midweek. FC Halifax Town were the visitors to the Racecourse having won all three of their games this season, and when the Dragons went down to 10-men after Jake Lawlor's straight red card it looked like the Shaymen may make it four from four. However, Wrexham wouldn't stand for simply hanging on and a brilliant move led to Mark Harris grabbing his third goal in as many games to hand Wrexham a 1-0 win. It followed a loss to Dover three days previous and a week on from a draw at Boreham Wood.

Notts County's start to life in non-league has been mixed but they registered their first win of the campaign on Tuesday night when they visited Harrogate Town. Goals from Kristian Dennis and Enzio Boweldjwin turned the game around in Yorkshire. They had previously lost in two of their opening three games against Eastleigh and Barnet, whilst they drew to Stockport County. They are still looking for their first home win of the campaign. 

Key Players

Wrexham forward Harris has been sensational so far this season with three goals so far including that winner on Tuesday night. The quick forward arrived on loan from Cardiff City in the summer and has impressed immensely. Having been deployed on both the left and right side of the attack he's had no qualms and looked very comfortable. 

County striker Dennis has real pedigree in this division having impressed for Macclesfield Town a few years ago and is off the mark for the new season. The striker scored 21 goals for Chesterfield in the 2017/18 campaign but struggled for Notts last term. He'll be hoping for a fresh start this year and for the goals to flurry back this year.

Head to Head 

Our last meeting came all the way back in April 2008 at the Racecourse Ground with the Dragons sealing a 1-0 win. Our last trip to Nottingham was in October 2007, with County coming out on top on that occasion. We met on a number of occasions over half a century between 1958 and 2008 with a fairly balanced history of wins for each side. This weekend's game will be our first match-up outside of the EFL. 

Team News

Wrexham will be without the suspended Bobby Grant and Jake Lawlor whilst Rob Lainton and Manny Smith remain sidelined through injury. 

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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