MATCH PREVIEW | Wrexham v Barrow

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Sun 10 Mar 2019

Wrexham v Barrow

Date: 12/03/2019

Kick-Off: 19:45

Location: My Racecourse

Competition: Vanarama National League

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Wrexham are looking to bounce back following manager Bryan Hughes' first defeat in the Racecourse hot-seat as they play host to Barrow in North Wales.


Wrexham come into the game on the back of a 1-0 defeat during the lunchtime kick-off against Leyton Orient. Marvin Ekipiteta's deflected goal squirmed between Rob Lainton and the post to hand victory for the O's during a tight affair at Brisbane Road. It's handed manager Hughes his first loss as boss having not lost in his opening five games. Last time out at the Racecourse we took on Chesterfield where Akil Wright's header was the difference in a 1-0 victory.

As for Barrow, after three games without a win they registered three points once more on Saturday with a home win over Aldershot Town. A dramatic 97th-minute winner from ex-Dragon John Rooney won it in dramatic style with the score locked at 1-1 deep into injury time. Dior Angus opened the scoring in the first half before Adam McDonnell levelled for the struggling Shots. However, Rooney stepped up and won it for the Bluebirds sending Aldershot home pointless.

Key Players

Wrexham midfielder Jermaine McGlashan could be in line to make his debut after signing from Swindon Town on loan last week. The former Gillingham winger has a great pedigree in the EFL and has made the switch to North Wales to get back to playing regularly. The 30-year old was plucked out of non-league by Aldershot in League Two before playing regularly for Cheltenham, Southend and Gillingham.

As for Barrow, the former red Rooney will be full of confidence after snatching a late winner on Saturday and will look to continue that in midweek. The set-piece specialist has the ability to change games which was showcased during his season with Wrexham. He has six goals from midfield this season and will be looking to continue with his side to reach the top 10.

Head to Head

We've already met once this season up at Holker Street where we played out a goalless draw. When we faced off at the Cae Ras last season it was a six goal thriller where a stoppage time leveller from Barrow took the game to 3-3 after goals from Chris Holroyd, James Jennings and Scott Boden were cancelled out by Adi Yussuf, Dan Jones and Callum MacDonald shared the points in what was a heated end on a sopping wet afternoon.

Team News

Wrexham may be without Luke Summerfield and Mark Carrington who've been carrying knocks whilst Manny Smith remains sidelined. Brad Walker will be looked at after being forced off four minutes into Saturday's game at Orient.

Keep Up

You can listen to free live commentary from Wrexham AFC on Mixlr as well as keep up to date on our social media channels. Highlights will be available with the first word from the manager and players post-match on our YouTube Channel.

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