Monday, 3 July. 2017
Lex Glyndwr v Wrexham
After two months without football we’re finally back in the swing of it with our short hop over to Stansty Park, where we open pre-season against Lex.
For both sides it’s our first pre-season match of the summer and therefore have no recent form to report. However, last season both teams had two very different campaigns. The Dragons finished 13th in the National League and Dean Keates has spent the summer building his own squad of proven quality players who he is now moulding into a team.
As for Lex, they came so close to completing a famous league and cup double last term where they finished top of the Welsh National Division (Wrexham Area) Division One, reaching promotion to the Premier Division. They beat Rhostyllen to the title by four points, but Rhos would have their revenge. They met in the Division One League Cup Final where Lex were denied the honours, losing 3-0.
Wrexham have a number of new players in the squad, where only Mark Carrington, Chris Dunn, Leo Smith, Olly Marx and Paul Rutherford were at the club last term, with James Jennings signing permanently following a loan spell. It would seem that all 22 players on the pitch will be desperate on both sides to play well. Wrexham will be bidding for places in the first team come August whilst Lex will be desperate to put on a good performance against professional players, with many we’re sure being Racecourse regulars when not turning out for the Law Men.
We’ve met Lex in our last two pre-season schedules at Stansty Park with plenty of goals in both of them. In 2015 it was former manager Gary Mills’ first game in charge, running out 7-1 winners at Stansty Park, a feat that was matched 12 months later. Often an early game in the summer schedule, Dean Keates will be hoping to get minutes under the belts of his new side whilst supporters can make a short trip and hope for a flurry of goals.
Dean Keates has had the squad in training for the last week and will have no injury concerns as we kick-off pre-season.
Can’t make it to Stansty Park on Monday night? You can keep right up to date with the media team’s coverage, with kick by kick commentary completely FREE throughout pre-season, you can find us for friendlies on Mixlr. You can also keep up on Twitter @Wrexham_AFC and watch extended highlights on our YouTube channel WxmAFCOfficial.