MATCH PREVIEW | Wrexham v Harrogate Town

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Thu 25 Apr 2019

Wrexham v Harrogate Town

Date: 27/04/2019

Kick-Off: 12:30

Location: My Racecourse

Competition: Vanarama National League

Match-Day Guide: Click Here

 

Wrexham end the 2018/19 National League campaign by hosting Harrogate Town, in a game that will determine the fate of both sides come the play-offs. Depending on the results at AFC Fylde, Eastleigh and at the Cae Ras, the outcome could see us face off again next week, or could end with Wrexham facing Eastleigh. Come mid-afternoon on Saturday, our fates will be decided.

Form

Wrexham come into this one on the back of a 2-1 loss away to Halifax on Easter Monday. Over 1,000 supporters travelled to Yorkshire but found their side a goal down after a superb strike from former red Scott Quigley. However, ten minutes later Chris Holroyd scored a close-range effort from a corner. As the game went on the Dragons pushed for a winner but were dealt a hammer blow as Devante Rodney scored a 92nd-minute winner, meaning a top three finish is no longer possible for Bryan Hughes' side.

As for Harrogate, they faced off against Gateshead on Monday putting to right two defeats on the spin to earn a victory over the Heed. Jordan Thewlis and former Dragon Mark Beck were on hand to secure victory. It leaves Harrogate in 6th position and a point above seventh place Eastleigh, with all of the top seven having cemented their play-off positions.

Key Players

Wrexham forward Holroyd has enjoyed a spell of starts in recent weeks and was rewarded with a goal on Monday. The experienced striker is hoping to be a big part of the final push and add to his goal tally, after netting 13 in the last campaign.

Harrogate's former Wrexham striker Mark Beck has 12 goals so far this season including two in his last four matches. The physical forward is a handful for defender's and will be looking to send warning shots in preparation for a potential play-off tie.

Head to Head

We've faced each other three times already this season with Wrexham edging the contest. Our first was a 0-0 draw in the National League before we returned for an FA Cup tie a few weeks later. The initial tie was also played in Yorkshire and ended much the same, goalless. However, in the replay a goal was finally scored in the match-up, Akil Wright and Luke Young finding the target.

Team News

Wrexham midfielder Brad Walker has returned to the Racecourse following his injury and is targeting a return, whilst Manny Smith remains sidelined.

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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