MATCH PREVIEW | Wrexham v Sutton United

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Wed 17 Apr 2019

Wrexham v Sutton United

Date: 19/04/2019

Kick-Off: 15:00

Location: My Racecourse

Competition: Vanarama National League

Match-Day Guide: Click Here

 

Wrexham begin the final trio of matches in the National League having sealed a place in the top seven and now move on to their next target with Sutton United up next.

 

Form

Wrexham made it back to back wins for the first time since February by running out 2-1 winners in a dramatic encounter last weekend. The Dragons beat Barnet at the Hive with Akil Wright's header and Jermaine McGlashan's lob inbetween a Bees leveller. A week beforehand we played host to Braintree Town where goals from Bobby Grant, Shaun Pearson and midfielder Wright found the back of the net in a routine 3-1 victory.

As for Sutton, they took on Leyton Orient last weekend at Gander Green Lane during a bewildering late display from United. Jonah Ayunga gave Sutton the lead before Dan Happe's leveller for the O's. In the 90th minute substitute goalkeeper Ross Worner was caught doing keepy-uppies in his own box before losing the ball and fouling Macauley Bonne in the box, and the forward tucked away the penalty. The late heartache came a week on from a dramatic winner of their own at Boreham Wood, where at 1-1 Craig Eastmond netted in the 95th minute.

Key Players

Dragons midfielder Akil Wright has hit top form since the arrival of manager Bryan Hughes netting six goals in his 12 games in charge. Having scored two in his last two Wright seems full of confidence in a more advanced role and is now joint top goal scorer in all competitions. 

There's a familiar face in the Sutton line-up with former trialist and cult-favourite Gime Toure lining up for the Amber & Chocolate. Toure signed for AFC Fylde in the summer on a short term deal before departing Mill Farm in December before making the switch south. He's grabbed seven goals across both stints this season but has failed to score for the last two months.

Head to Head

We've met on a number of occasions over the last six years with our last game coming at Gander Green Lane. Sutton ran out 3-0 winners on a torrid afternoon for the Dragons. Our last Racecourse encounter last season came in September 2017 where Ross Lafayette's injury-time volley made it 1-1 following Marcus Kelly's first-half strike. Our first meeting took place in 2012 on route to FA Trophy glory with goals from Rob Ogleby, Nick Rushton, Johnny Hunt, Joe Clarke and Kevin Thornton sealing a 5-0 win.

Team News

Wrexham defender's Manny Smith and Jake Lawlor remain sidelined as does Brad Walker. Luke Summerfield returned to action against Barnet last weekend. 

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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