Wrexham v Maidenhead United
Location: My Racecourse
Competition: Vanarama National League
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Wrexham will be keen to get back on track following a dissapointing August as they host Maidenhead United at the Racecourse Ground.
Wrexham are without a win in their last four matches having fallen to a 1-2 home defeat to Stockport County on the weekend. First half goals from Ash Palmer and Sam Minihan gave the Hatters the advantage whilst Wrexham came back in the second half through Leighton McIntish, his first for the club. As they pressed for a leveller Stockport stood firm to take the points. It followed a dissapointing 4-2 defeat to Hartlepool and draws against Barnet and Notts County.
Maidenhead have been in red hot form with four wins in their last five outings. Last time out they travelled to Sutton United hammering the home side 3-0 with a flurry of second half goals from Shamir Fenelon, Jake Cassidy and Danny Whitehall. Having lost out to Bromley 1-2 at York Road, it signalled just their second defeat whilst they currently sit in an impressive 4th.
Composed utility man Mark Carrington has already played his part across the back four this term, coming in to the side on Saturday for James Jennings at left-back. This is Carrington's sixth campaign and is close to over 250 appearances for the Dragons. A steady and solid player among the ranks, he's already shown the value of his flexibility.
United striker Danny Whitehall has been in superb form this season with four goals in the opening eight games, including one against Sutton on Saturday. Having signed over the summer, the former Southport forward has stepped up to non-league's top tier with what has looked like real ease and could be a major part of the Magpies season. Also among the ranks of Maidenhead is former Wrexham goalkeeper Chris Dunn, who signed for the club this summer after departing Walsall.
We've met just four times previously with all of those meetings coming in the last two seasons, the last meeting coming in January 2019, Luke Young scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win. At York Road last term it was Mike Fondop and Jordan Maguire-Drew who scored in a 2-1 victory. Wrexham did the double over the Magpies the season beforehand as well with Wrexham looking to maintain a 100% win record.
Wrexham will be without defender Jake Lawlor through suspension whilst Manny Smith remains injured. JJ Hooper is likely to miss out through injury. James Jennings will be assessed before being passed fit.
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