PREVIEW | Maidstone United v Wrexham

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Thu 17 Aug 2017

Maidstone United v Wrexham
Gallagher Stadium
James Whatman Way
ME14 1LQ

Date: 19/08/2017
Kick-Off: 3.00pm
Competition: Vanarama National League

Away fans will be admitted via the North End entrance, opposite the Kent History & Library on James Whatman Way.

Having finally returned to the Racecourse Ground for our midweek clash with Gateshead, the Dragons are back on the road where we face Maidstone.

Wrexham come into the game on the back of a superb 1-0 victory over Gateshead on Tuesday. Alex Reid’s debut goal gave Wrexham maximum points in a tight affair but the Dragons showed great character to hold on to the victory. It came three days after the long trip to Dover where Ryan Bird’s goal was the difference between the two sides.

Maidstone currently sit 21st in the league table and into the game following a 1-1 draw against high flying Aldershot Town netting a 95 minute equaliser. With two points chalked up in the opening four games, they have also drawn with Maidenhead United and lost to Ebbsfleet United and Leyton Orient.

One to watch for Wrexham will be new striker Alex Reid who has joined the club on an initial two-month loan. Having signed just a mere couple of hours before Tuesday night's game, he put in a performance of the highest class and notched the winner, a great way to introduce yourself to your new club.

For Maidstone, striker Delano Sam-York is a proven goal scorer and will be hoping to finally get on the score sheet for the new campaign. Having scored three goals in eight games for the Stones on loan last season and has an appetite for scoring with the likes of Basingstoke, Cambridge United and Woking.

On Thursday, the Stones added forward Zavon Hines, who was with Southened United last season. The 28-year-old being a product of the West Ham United youth set up, while also playing for Burnley, Bournemouth, Bradford City amd Dagenham & Redbridge.

Wrexham have met with the Stones on three different occasions, with a win each and a draw. The first meeting came at the Racecourse in December 2014 in the FA Cup, the Dragons ran out 3-1 victors. Our first meeting in the league came last term as Callum Powell’s brace wasn’t enough to earn three points in the 2-2 draw. Our last meeting came in North Wales in April 2017, when the Stones ran out 3-1 winners.

Wrexham will again be without forward Chris Holroyd, after he was forced off against Macclesfield on the opening day of the campaign with a dislocated shoulder.

Can't make it to the Racecourse Ground? You can follow the game with FREE live commentary on Calon FM, the TuneIn app, 105fm or online. You can also access live text commentary on Twitter @Wrexham_AFC. Following the game, you can catch our highlights on YouTube - 'Wrexham AFC'.

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