MATCH PREVIEW | Wrexham v Maidstone United

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Thu 14 Mar 2019

Wrexham v Maidstone United

Date: 16/03/2019

Kick-Off: 15:00

Location: My Racecourse

Competition: Vanarama National League

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Wrexham are looking to get back on track following a disappointing week as they play host to relegation-battling Maidstone United at the Racecourse.

Form

Wrexham come into the game on the back of a poor 1-3 home loss to Barrow in North Wales. A first half Bluebirds onslaught sealed back-to-back defeats for the Reds. Kieran Kennedy's late consolation wasn't enough as Wrexham faded away from the contest. It followed a close fought game on Saturday which saw us run out to a narrow 1-0 loss to Leyton Orient in the lunch time kick-off in the English capital. Wrexham's last victory came at home to Chesterfield two weeks ago with Akil Wright's header the difference.

As for Maidstone, they've just two league victories since the turn of the year leaving them 11 points adrift of National League safety. They were last in action on Tuesday as they travelled to Eastleigh, losing out 2-0 at the Silverlake Stadium thanks to goals from Chris Zebroski and Mark Yeates. Their last victory came as recently as last Saturday, a massive 2-0 win over fellow relegation-threatened Havant & Waterlooville. Goals from Jake Embery and Jack Powell the difference. 

Key Players 

Wrexham winger Ben Tollitt will be looking to put in a good performance to mark his final appearance of his loan spell with a victory to send him on his way. The 24-year old Scouse winger has three goals thus far in his Wrexham career and has been a real favourite of supporters during his time at the Racecourse, with electric pace and attacking intent.

Maidstone winger Blair Turgott has been a shining light at the Gallagher Stadium in what has been a disappointing campaign. The wide-man has 12 goals this term in a side that finds themselves starring into trouble with eight games remaining this season. Turgott has four goals in his last ten games but has failed to score in his last four matches.

Head to Head

We last met earlier this season in Kent back in November with the points shared at the Gallagher. Simon Weston opened the scoring for the Stones before Brad Walker's effort from outside the box made it 1-1. Our last Racecourse meeting was just under a year ago, where Shaun Pearson's goal was the difference in a 1-0 win.

Team News

Wrexham boss Bryan Hughes is still looking at Luke Summerfield, Mark Carrington, Brad Walker and Manny Smith whilst Shaun Pearson could return.

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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