Wrexham midfielder Sam Wedgbury believes there’s more than points on the cards tomorrow as the Dragons host Tranmere Rovers in what he believes will be a ‘full-blooded’ affair.
4th meet 5th at the Racecourse Ground and Wedgbury will be determined to see his side come out on top in what is set to be a heated contest in front of nearly 9,000 supporters.
“There’s pride at stake, league positions aside it’s one for our fans more than anything and they’re out to support us in numbers” said Wedgbury.
“It’s a derby and that’s what we’re focusing on, we did the same at Chester and I know that people keep saying ‘it’s just another game’, well for me and some of the other lads it’s not it’s a derby where there’s pride at stake, so league positions aside whether we’re bottom or at the top, it’ll be a full-blooded occasion”.
The former Sheffield United graduate knows all about fiery contests having already played a part in the Cross Border-Derby win away at Chester FC, and the earlier fixture between ourselves and the Whites at Prenton Park.
However, in that superb Dragons win through Chris Holroyd’s strike just before the hour mark, Wedgbury was dismissed after receiving a second yellow card after just 13 minutes, something he’s looking to put right.
“It was just naïve from myself in the first game” admitted Sam. “I won’t be as silly tomorrow, you get caught in the heat of the moment but I’m looking forward to it.
“I can’t wait to try and repay the fans for that game at the start of the season even though we did win”.
With the clash set to be the biggest attendance of the season not only the Cae Ras but the Vanarama National League, there’s going to be a real buzz around and Dean Keates’ side are looking to put in a worthy performance.
“It’s incredible! (The support) Having seen what’s going on at other clubs locally it shows just how well run we are with everyone pulling in the same direction and that’s what we’re doing on and off the pitch.
“We’ve done our homework on them and we know what they’re about, obviously they’ll be coming to shut the spectators up like we tried to do last week but we’re looking forward to it and raring to go for the game, we’ve had a good week of training so all the boys are ready and up for it”.