MATCH PREVIEW | Wrexham v AFC Fylde

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Sun 24 Nov 2019

Wrexham v AFC Fylde

Date: 26/11/2019

Kick-Off: 19:45

Location: My Racecourse

Competition: Vanarama National League

Match-Day Guide: Click Here

 

Wrexham jump straight back into league action this week as Jim Bentley's AFC Fylde make their way to North Wales.

Form

Wrexham come into the game on the back of a thrilling 3-3 draw at home to Yeovil Town on the weekend. Rhys Murphy bagged three for the visitors but it was enough as Akil Wright, Paul Rutherford and Bobby Grant found the back of the net to earn a point. The Dragons came from behind twice before leading 3-2 early in the second half, but the Glovers top scorer was on hand to level up.

AFC Fylde's season hasn't got off to the start they'd hope for with poor form and the departure of long-term manager Dave Challinor. Morecambe boss Jim Bentley has been tasked with turning the Coasters fortunes around. On Saturday he made further progress with a 3-0 demolition of Dagenham & Redbridge. Mark Yeates, Jordan Williams and Danny Rowe all scored first half goals, without a Daggers reply to seal three points, their first in three league games. The win signalled Bentley's first National League win as Fylde boss.

Key Players

Defender Kieran Kennedy made his second Dragons debut on Saturday coming off the bench after just half an hour, replacing fellow debutant Tyler Reid. Having had a spell at the club earlier this year, Kennedy signed on loan from Port Vale last week and filled in at right-back for Dean Keates' side. 

Fylde striker Rowe is often tipped as the league's best marksman but had a rare goalless run come to an end on Saturday. Rowe's last National League goal before the weekend came against Wrexham at the end of September. Five goals so far this season, Rowe will need to do some catching up to scoop the golden boot again this term.

Head to Head

We last met as mentioned came in September with Fylde running out 3-2 victors at Mill Farm. Rowe, Dan Bradley and Nick Haughton scored for the home side cancelling out efforts from Jake Lawlor and Jason Oswell. Tuesday's game will be our seventh meeting with Wrexham having never won against the Coasters.

Team News

Wrexham are to be without right-back Tyler Reid who was forced off on Saturday whilst JJ Hooper and Adam Barton will be looked at. Manny Smith remains out 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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