Tranmere Rovers v Wrexham
Saturday, 23rd September 2017, 3.00pm Kick-off
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On the back of a good unbeaten run Dean Keates’ side make the short trip to the Wirral, where we face-off against rivals Tranmere Rovers.
Wrexham go into the match unbeaten in our last six, drawing the last three. It took some 96th minute heroics from Sam Wedgbury to salvage a point against stragglers Guiseley last weekend, extending the run. Previously the Dragons earned a point against Hartlepool United and Torquay United. Our last win came at the Racecourse as Ntumba Massanka’s brace sealed a 2-0 win over Bromley.
Tranmere come into the fixture with one win in their last four games and sit 17th in the National League table. Their last game was a goalless draw against newly-promoted Ebbsfleet United. Their last win came in their last match at Prenton Park, a narrow 1-0 win over Barrow as James Norwood popped up in the 90th minute to seal maximum points.
Wrexham striker Chris Holroyd has impressed since he returned from injury and will be looking to remain in the side for the derby. After the initial set-back he’s performed well linking up play and should only improve as he regains that all important fitness.
For Rovers, there are a number of players that Wrexham will be familiar with. The likes of Jay Harris, Andy Mangan and Connor Jennings have all turned out for the Reds. But perhaps former Chester FC forward James Alabi will have a point to prove having scored against the Dragons in the Cross-Border derby and having a taste of derby success. What a way to kick off his Tranmere career than with a good performance against Wrexham.
Wrexham and Tranmere have met on a number of occasions over the course of our history, and have met six times since both sides have played in Non-League. Last time out came at the Racecourse, Olly Marx’s own goal gave Rovers victory live on BT Sport. The last time we travelled to Prenton Park was also televised, a 2-0 defeat for Wrexham.
Wrexham will be without goalkeepers Christian Dibble and Chris Dunn who are both out through injury, however James Hurst could return.
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