Wrexham v Guiseley
Location: My Racecourse
Competition: Vanarama National League
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On a good run of form Wrexham return to the Racecourse for a second time this week for the visit of Guiseley.
Wrexham come into the game on the back of five games without defeat. Our last two matches ended in goalless draws against Torquay United and Hartlepool United, the latter being played out at the Racecourse on Tuesday night. The Pools perhaps edged the match with two clear cut chances, one hitting the bar and another smartly saved by debutant Callum Preston. Our last victory came at home to Bromley almost two weeks ago, with Ntumba Massanksa's brace sealing maximum points. Having gone five games unbeaten, Wrexham have also kept five clean sheets on the bounce as well proving to have one of the best defensive records in the league so far this season.
Guiseley are having a poor season thus far, having won just one of their opening ten matches and sitting second bottom of the National League table. Manager Adam Lockwood departed the club a few weeks ago and was replaced by Paul Cox, who lost his job at Barrow around the same time. He's steadied the side so far having drawn both his matches at the helm to Eastleigh and his former club Barrow. The Lions are currently five games without a win and are looking to put that right on Saturday.
For Wrexham, goalkeeper Callum Preston will be looking to build on his debut performance if called upon on Saturday. He stepped in for the injured Chris Dunn and Christian Dibble on Tuesday night when we faced Hartlepool. The former Crawley Town shot-stopper put in a good display in difficult conditions, pulling off a superb point-blank save to deny the Monkey Hangers in the second half.
As for Guiseley, there's a familiar face in their ranks as John Rooney returns to the Racecourse. Signed by the Dragons in the summer of 2016, he went on to make 33 league appearances for Wrexham, after crossing the border from rivals Chester FC. He scored in the derby as well for Wrexham as well as a penalty against his new club at Nethermoor Park and a brace in the reuturn fixture at the Racecourse. He'll have a point to prove against his former side.
We've met four times in eachother's history prior to this weekend's match up, and last time out at the Racecourse it was Wrexham who took maximum points. A 3-1 win with Ntumba Massanka's wonderful overhead kick and Rooney's brace sealed the victory. Earlier that season in Yorkshire a dramatic 94th minute Paul Rutherford strike won the game 3-2 for Wrexham. The two games before that ended in a 3-1 Guiseley win ending our play-off hopes for 2015/16, and a thrilling 3-3 draw at the Racecourse.
Wrexham will be without goalkeeper's Chris Dunn and Chrstian Dibble through injury, whilst Marcus Kelly and James Hurst are doubts. James Jennings will give manager Dean Keates a boost with his return from suspension.
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