PREVIEW | WREXHAM V LEAMINGTON

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Fri 18 Dec 2020

Wrexham come into this match off the back of the remarkable 3-2 comeback win at Weymouth, but Leamington also enjoyed a spectaculr success on Tuesday.

They earned a tie at The Racecourse by walloping St Ives Town 5-0. In truth, the lower division vistors ought to have scored in an incredibly open game, but by the same token, Leamington could easily have reached double figures, if they had taken half the chances they carved out!

A key figure in The Brakes' midfield will be a familiar face to Wrexham fans. Joe Clarke was a key midfielder at The Racecourse alongside Dean Keates and Jay Harris, scored crucial goals, ran tirelessly box-to-box and even had a project named after him. He might be anchoring midfield these days, but those tackles are still unmistakably Clarkean!

LEAMINGTON LINE-UP V ST IVES

HEAD TO HEAD
Wrexham have never played Leamington before.

KEY CLASH
Reece Hall-Johnson v Danny Waldron

Hall-Johnson's winning goal on Tuesday might have had, to say the least, a touch of good fortune to it, but there was nothing lucky about his overall performance. Playing as a wing-back, his ability to surge forwards was shown to full advantage, as he regularly made forsys down the right, playing a key part in the second half fightback.

When wing-backs get forwards, they inevitably leave space behind them, though, and Waldron also enjoyed success in midweek. although he was fortunate to even get a game! With loan signing Taylor Allen ineligible, Waldron lined up on the left and enjoyed a fine game. Two-footed, and therefore able to go either way, he delivered some good crosses into the box and also struck to goals with his right foot.

Noticing how high up the pitch Hall-Johnson is, and how deep Waldron has been dragged, will be a good guide to how the game is going.

 

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