Wrexham v Woking
Location: My Racecourse
Competition: Vanarama National League
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Wrexham return to league action following a two-week lay off as we play host to Alan Dowson's Woking.
Wrexham come into the game on the back of a bitterly disappointing 1-2 home defeat to Aldershot Town two weeks ago. The Shots found themselves 2-0 through Ethan Chislett and Mo Bettamer before JJ Hooper's late consolation. It was a poor showing after picking up maximum points on New Year's Day for just our second away victory of the campaign, with Devonte Redmond and Omari Patrick netting in a 2-0 success over Chorley.
The Cardinals find themselves a point away from the play-offs after a sensational first half of the campaign, and much like Wrexham have had two weeks to prepare for Saturday's game. Dave Tarpey's second-half strike saw the Cardinals edge Chorley at Kingfield Stadium to bounce back from three horrendous results for the Surrey side. They had previously been tanked 6-2 away to Sutton United at Gander Green Lane which came in the wake of a 4-1 defeat to Torquay United in Devon.
Dean Keates made his first signing of the January transfer window this week bringing in midfielder Davis Keillor-Dunn until the end of the campaign. The former Sunderland trainee spent time with the likes of Middlesborough, Chesterfield and the aforementioned Sunderland before moving north of the border to sign for Ross County. Keillor-Dunn joined Falkirk on loan scoring five goals in 11 games and has racked up over 50 appearances in the Scottish Premiership and Championship.
Woking striker Jake Hyde sits as the Cards' top scorer with 13 goals so far including six goals in his last nine appearances in the National League. The ex-Barnet forward joined the club in 2018 following a spell with Maidenhead United and was instrumental in the club's promotion from the National League South last term.
Earlier this season we met at Kingfield with James Jennings' goal cancelled out by Kane Ferdinand in a 1-1 draw. Our last meeting at the Racecourse was in August 2017 where Jennings was at it again stabbing home the winner in a 1-0 Wrexham victory. We've met a total of 16 times with Wrexham coming out on top six times, drawing five and Woking registering five wins.
Wrexham defender Manny Smith who's been out of action for 18-months has this week opted to retire from professional football. Meanwhile Keates' will be hoping for a clean bill of health going into the fixture.
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