PREVIEW | Wrexham v Bromley

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Thu 31 Aug 2017

Wrexham v Bromley

Date: 02/09/2017

Kick-Off: 3pm

Location: My Racecourse

Competition: Vanarama National League

Tickets: Click Here

After a successful bank holiday weekend, the Dragons return to the Racecourse for a tricky test against Bromley.

Following a disappointing defeat against Maidstone United, Wrexham went into the bank holiday weekend double header wanting to start a run of form, starting against Woking on Saturday. A tough test for Dean Keates' side at the Racecourse saw James Jennings' goal - although it looked as if Manny Smith's header initially crossed the line - seal three points and back to back wins at home. 48 hours later we were back down south where we met Boreham Wood at Meadow Park. Our last two games down in Hertforshire finished with 1-0 wins for the Dragons and that trend continued as Alex Reid netted his third goal in four games to hand two league wins on the trot for Wrexham.

As for Bromley, they went into the new campaign by steaming through the opposition, going unbeaten in their opening five matches before the bank holiday. However, last weekend couldn't have gone worse for the Ravens who were left shell-shocked after a 5-1 loss to Dagenham & Redbridge which was followed up by a 0-1 loss at home to Sutton United.

For Wrexham, Manny Smith has picked where he left off from his last spell with the Dragons. He's already been awarded several man of the match awards as well as scoring twice - three if including his 'goal' against Woking - in the National League. His partnership with skipper Shaun Pearson has been gelling together well and with two clean sheets on the bounce, Smith can certainly take credit for being a part of it.

As for Bromley, they have a number of very good players at National League level and will be looking to build on last season. Former Wrexham winger Iffy Allen signed for the Ravens in the summer and has done well so far. Striker Brett Williams has a wealth of experience at this level and has opened his account at Hayes Lane this season following a tally of 11 at Torquay United last term. Midfielder Josh Rees is the in-form man with three goals in the opening seven games having signed from Chelmsford City in the summer.

Wrexham and Bromley have met on four occasions before this weekend's match, with the first game coming in August 2015. It was the Ravens' first game at National League level and it was certainly a party at Hayes Lane with the home side 3-1. The reverse fixture was the first time Bromley had played at the Racecourse and it was Wrexham who took the points in a 2-0 victory. Last season the Dragons once again took maximum points in North Wales before a 4-3 thriller at Hayes Lane saw Bromley take the plaudits. 

Wrexham are still without striker Chris Holroyd who is still sidelined after picking up a knock on the opening day of the season whilst Jack Mackreth is doubtful. 

Can't make it to My Racecourse? 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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