PREVIEW | Wrexham v Chester FC

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Thu 08 Mar 2018

Wrexham v Chester FC

Date: 11/03/2018

Kick-Off: 12:00

Location: My Racecourse

Competition: Vanarama National League

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Following two weeks away from football, we return to North Wales as we host Chester FC in the Cross-Border Derby on Mothering Sunday.

Wrexham come into the game without defeat in our last 12 outings. Last time out we met title rivals Aldershot Town at the Racecourse where the Shots came from behind twice to snatch a draw. Scott Quigley's brace put the Dragons ahead but the visitors were able to draw level not once but twice to take a point back to Hampshire. It marked our fourth draw on the spin after gaining points against Solihull Moors, Sutton United and FC Halifax Town. Our last defeat came back at the start of December away at Macclesfield whilst we haven't lost at home since the opening day of the campaign, nor have we tasted defeat so far in 2018.

Chester FC are currently in a poor position in the National League table, sitting 22nd and six points deep in the relegation zone. With trouble on and off the pitch the Cestrians will be in real need of a pick me up, something they'll be looking for at the Cae Ras this Sunday. The Blues have lost each of their last three games in the National League including a 0-2 home defeat at the Deva to Dover Athletic. Their last win came a month ago, a 3-1 win over Eastleigh.

Wrexham forward Scott Quigley is in red hot form and following his Aldershot brace has six goals in his opening seven Dragons appearances. Currently on loan from Blackpool, the Shropshire-born striker has scored big goals already for Wrexham, grabbing a superb leveller against fellow rivals Tranmere Rovers in January, and knows all about big games in his short time here.

For Chester, former red Dom Vose signed for them recently on non-contract terms and has already made some impact, assisting a goal in their win over Eastleigh. He began the season with Scunthorpe who he joined from Wrexham in 2016 before departing for Whitehawk, Bromley and now the Cestrians. With great ability on his day, he'll be hoping for a happy return to the Racecourse.

This Sunday's clash will mark the 10th match between each other since Chester FC were formed and it couldn't be more even going into the stats. Each side has three wins each whilst we've also drawn as many games. Our first ever meeting came in 2013 as Chester took the spoils, whilst Wrexham finally landed their first victory in 2015 with a 1-0 win via loanee Kieron Morris. 12-months later at the Cae Ras Wrexham steamrolled over our neighbours 3-0 with goals from Connor Jennings, Kayden Jackson and Rob Evans all coming in the second half. Last time we met in North Wales it ended 0-0. Of course we have already met once this season at the Deva, where Shaun Pearson's bullet header in front of the Harry McNally stand sent the away end wild as we sealed the 1-0 midweek win back in November. 

Wrexham will be without defender James Jennings who begins his two game suspension for accumulating yellow cards whilst Mark Carrington and Olly Marx are both recovering from injuries.

Can't make it to My Racecourse? 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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