MATCH PREVIEW | Wrexham v Ebbsfleet United

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Thu 13 Sep 2018

Wrexham v Ebbsfleet United

Date: 15/09/2018

Kick-Off: 15:00

Location: My Racecourse

Competition: Vanarama National League

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Wrexham return to the Racecourse this weekend and will be looking to continue their unbeaten form at the Cae Ras, but will have their work cut out for them with the visit of Ebbsfleet United.

Form

Wrexham manager Samuel Ricketts was pleased with a hard fought win at Cressing Road last Saturday as skipper Shaun Pearson headed home the decider is a tricky game against Braintree Town. It’s now three games without defeat for the Dragons after a difficult 0-0 draw at home to FC Halifax Town four days previous and a convincing 2-0 victory here against Aldershot Town, goals coming from Stuart Beavon and Jordan Maguire-Drew.

Ebbsfleet were last in action on Saturday where a long trip up to the North-East to face Gateshead ended with a Chris Bush own goal meaning they had an arduous trip home with nothing to show for their efforts. It followed a point earned away at Dover a few days previous with Darren McQueen’s opener early on not enough to take a victory. A win would have been much welcomed after losing 1-3 at home to AFC Fylde beforehand.

Key Players

Wrexham midfielder Brad Walker was handed his debut for the reds last weekend and will now look to continue a good run in the side. The 22-year old on loan from Crewe Alexandra put in a battling performance in midfield at Braintree Town last week and will want to push on a progress during his time at the Cae Ras.

Meanwhile United striker McQueen has been champing at the bit to get back in the action after a year out through injury. After grabbing his first goal in over 12-months just over a week ago, the former Ipswich Town forward will be looking at capturing the type of form to send his side back to the top seven.

Head to Head

We’ve met on a number of occasions since falling into the National League including twice last season. Last time out at Stonebridge Road back in April it was a nightmare evening for the Dragons, with Ebbsfleet running out convincing 3-0 winners, their first over Wrexham since 2009. However, at the Racecourse it was a different story with a Chris Holroyd double handing victory to the reds.

Since 2008 we've played against eachother ten times, the first being at the Racecourse ten years ago this weekend, with a brace from Jefferson Louis and Simon Brown's penalty wrapped up a 3-2 Wrexham win. It's the Dragons who edge the statistics with six wins in this match-up to Ebbsfleet's two and two draws. Ahead of this weekend's game, Wrexham are yet to lose to Ebbsfleet in North Wales.

Team News

Wrexham defender Manny Smith remains sidelined with injury whilst Mark Carrington will be looked at having missed the trip to Braintree with a knock.

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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