MATCH PREVIEW | Torquay United v Wrexham

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Sun 27 Oct 2019

Torquay United v Wrexham

Date: 29/10/2019

Kick-Off: 19:45

Location: Plainmoor

Competition: Vanarama National League

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Wrexham make the arduous journey to Plainmoor this Tuesday, as Dean Keates seeks Wrexham's first away win of the campaign.


Wrexham come into the game on the back of a 2-1 defeat to Dagenham & Redbridge last Saturday. Angelo Balanta opened the scoring in stoppage time of the first half, before Luke Young restored parity six minutes into the second. The fightback lasted just over five minutes however, with Chika Kandi restoring the Daggers lead to leave the Dragons with nothing for their efforts.

Four days earlier we faced Chesterfield at the Racecourse, where JJ Hooper's goal sent the Reds through to the First Round Proper of the FA Cup.

Torquay took part in a six-goal thriller in Devon on Saturday, as they sent Barrow packing in a 4-2 win. A brace from Jamie Reid and Armani Little saw off the Bluebirds in an entertaining game at Plainmoor.

The Gulls have lost just once in their last six games, including a victory in the FA Cup and currently occupy the final play-off spot, after gaining promomtion from the Vanarama South last season.

Key Players

Dragons' midfielder Luke Young will relish a return to his former stomping ground on Tuesday night. A native of Devon, having began his career with Plymouth Argyle, Young moved from the south-west for the first time when he signed for Wrexham in the summer of 2018.

He spent four years with the Gulls after a century of appearances for Argyle, where we won the player of the season award at Plainmoor during his final campaign. This is the first time he willl have returned to that part of the world whilst with Wrexham and will be looking to pick up a victory for both his side and on a personal level.

Torquay forward Jamie Reid has been in red-hot form since signing in 2017, scoring over 40 goals in just over two seasons, including 13 in the National League this term. The 25-year old former Exeter City striker was a huge asset during their title-winning season in the National League South and is firing his side up towards the higher reaches of non-league's top tier.

Head to Head

Our last meeting came in January 2018, when the Dragons brushed the Gulls aside in a 4-0 mauling at the Cae Ras. A Chris Holroyd hat-trick and a goal from Manny Smith in front of a crowd of over 4,200 at the Racecourse - also including 202 supporters from German side FC Magdeburg. Our last trip to Plainmoor ended in a 0-0 draw.

Team News

JJ Hooper is set to miss this week's game after being forced off through injury at Dagenham, whilst Shaun Pearson could also sit out the match after straining a hamstring at Chesterfield in the FA Cup. Manny Smith remains sidelined.

Keep Up

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