Wrexham v Aldershot Town
Location: My Racecourse
Competition: Vanarama National League
Following two trips on the road to South London and the Midlands, we finally return to the Racecourse Ground for a mouth-watering clash with promotion rivals Aldershot Town.
Wrexham come into the game on the back of three draws on the spin, the latest coming on Tuesday night away at Solihull Moors. A frustrating evening in the Midlands saw neither side break the deadlock, sharing the points on a chilly night. Three days previous we made the long trip to Gander Green Lane to face Sutton United in a crunch match at the top of the National League. Scott Quigley handed Wrexham the lead in the first half before Simon Walton levelled the score a minute into the second half. The Dragons’ last win came at the beginning of the month as we beat Guiseley 2-0 away from home, whilst our last home win came on January 6th in a 4-0 win over Torquay United.
As for Aldershot, they saved a point with a 93rd minute equaliser from Manny Oyeleke in midweek as they hosted play-off hopefuls Bromley. They were seconds away from a second successive defeat following last Saturday’s 1-2 home loss to league leaders Macclesfield Town. Their last victory came two weeks ago as they travelled to Victoria Road, where they beat Dagenham & Redbridge 2-0.
Wrexham midfielder Akil Wright returned to the side on Tuesday, making his first start since November where he picked up an injury. He’s recovered well, waited patiently for his next opportunity, and put in a man of the match performance against Solihull. The 21-year old – who’s first start for three months was also his first as a permanent signing – will be hoping to retain his place in the squad.
Shots forwards Scott Rendell and Shamir Fenelon have eight and ten goals each respectively this season in a side that has goals coming from all over the pitch. Ten players have two or more goals for them this campaign. Striker Nicke Kabama is also a strong centre-forward with an eye for goal, he arrived on loan from Portsmouth and scored a hat-full during his time with Hampton & Richmond in the National League South
We last met in November 2017 at the Recreation Ground where it was Aldershot who took the spoils in a 2-0 win. Goals from Bernard Mensah and Fenelon were enough to send Wrexham home with nothing to show for their efforts. That result was the third game in a row a match between us has finished 2-0 to the Shots, whilst Wrexham’s last win was a 1-0 victory in November 2015 in Hampshire. Since facing eachother in the National League following Aldershot’s relegation in 2014, we’ve both won four matches each and drawn once.
Mark Carrington and Olly Marx both remain side-lined through injury whilst there is no new injury or suspension news.
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