PREVIEW | Sutton United v Wrexham

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Thu 15 Feb 2018

Sutton United v Wrexham

Date: 17/02/2018

Kick-Off: 15:00

Location: Gander Green Lane

Competition: Vanarama National League

Wrexham travel to South London this weekend as promotion rivals Sutton United await in what is set to be a huge clash in the final stages of the season.

Wrexham come into the game without defeat in 2018 so far and on the back of a tough 1-1 draw with FC Halifax Town last weekend. Scott Boden's header was cancelled out last weekend by Scott Garner at the Racecourse Ground and saw the Dragons drop from the top spot and into third. Last time we were on the road we met Guiseley at Nethermoor Park, where goals from Chris Holroyd and Shaun Pearson separated the sides.

As for Paul Doswell's Sutton, they were last in action on Tuesday as they made the long trip to Holker Street to take on Barrow. Bedsente Gomis' opener for the hosts on 10 minutes was cancelled out by Tommy Wright's leveller on 73 minutes which saw the U's head south with a point. Much like Wrexham, Sutton have yet to lose in 2018 in the National League and will be hoping to continue that great run. 

Wrexham midfielder Sam Wedgbury has earned a lot of praise recently as a midfielder who covers every inch of the field and last weekend earned the 'Calon FM' man of the match award. The former Sheffied United middle man loves to control the middle of the park and opposition midfielders have been shown up on a number of occasions against him.

For Sutton, forward Tommy Wright has 11 goals for the season following his goal up at Barrow in midweek and he'll be looking to continue his fine form and fire the U's into a hunt for the National League title. Sutton and Wright know a win will put them well within the mix and there's no better time to find your form.

We last met in September where Marcus Kelly's strike looked as though it was to hand Wrexham maximum points, however, Ross Lafayette's phenomenal strike took a point back to the English capital. Last season each side recorded a win in our first ever National League meeting, the Dragons ran out 1-0 winners at the Cae Ras through Sean Newton's effort, and back at Gander Green Lane it was Martin Riley's own goal that saw United take three points. Our first meeting came in January 2013 on the way to our FA Trophy triumph, where goals from Rob Ogleby, Nick Rushton, Johnny Hunt, Joe Clarke and Kevin Thornton saw us through with ease. 

Wrexham defender Olly Marx remains sidelined whilst Mark Carrington is still unavailable with a hamstring problem. Winger Paul Rutherford will serve his suspension after picking up two yellows against Halifax last weekend. 

Can't make it to Gander Green Lane? You can follow the game with FREE live commentary on Calon FMMixlr, 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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