WEDGBURY | Racecourse Is Our Fortress

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Sat 06 Jan 2018

Wrexham midfielder Sam Wedgbury has heaped praise on his teammates as they transformed the Racecourse into a fortress following the 4-0 thumping of Torquay United.

The Reds middle man wants the Dragons to continue their fine home form which sees them without a loss at the Cae Ras in the league since the opening game of the campaign.

“We’ve just got to keep our heads down and keep chalking results off at home, teams won’t want to come here, I say it every time we’ve got to make it a fortress which is what we’re doing” said Wedgbury.

A Chris Holroyd hat-trick – the first match-ball taken home by any Wrexham player since 2013 - and a third goal of the season for Manny Smith sealed maximum points in a goal fuelled afternoon in North Wales, with Wedgbury quick to comment on the performances of the Dragons' frontline.

Wrexham's George Miller against Torquay United

“He’s been unplayable the last couple of months (Holroyd) and it’s testament to him really and it’s not just down to Chrissy it’s down to those supplying him, obviously we’ve got Bodes (Scott Boden) working his socks off and George (Miller) and they’re all grafters.

“They’re not just what you see on the pitch but they’re on the training ground and their in the gym every day and they’re top pros and it’s paying off for them.

“I think Kells (Marcus Kelly) has been putting been putting a shift in more than people expect them to do and I think he’s being doing really well.”

Wrexham's Marcus Kelly against Torquay United

Wrexham lead 3-0 at half-time, before Holroyd completed the rout from the spot on 89 minutes, but Wedgbury insisted the visitors put up a fight in the second period, even with the game out of sight.

“Obviously being 3-0 up in the first half it was difficult coming out in the second half because they’ve got nothing to lose and they passed the ball quite well to be fair to them.

“It was all about us just keeping our shape and not conceding which was what we set out to do second half, it was solid and there wasn’t much we needed to do in front of us.”

With a crowd of 4,242 at the Racecourse, 200 of those were made up of supporters from German third division side 1.FC Magdeburg, who made a great amount of noise and cheered on the Dragons with great support alongside the loyal red army.

“They were incredible down that side weren’t they!

"They were really singing their hearts out and getting behind is which was great of them, but obviously we’ve got our own loyal fan base who are loud every week, but credit to them.”

The Reds now move on to a two week break before two tough matches away at Hartlepool United and at home to rivals Tranmere Rovers, but according to Wedgbury he and his side are up to the test.

“We’ve got Hartlepool first we’ve got a bit of a break now, we’ll get some hard work done and some shape work and we’ll be ready to go away at Hartlepool. The Tranmere game speaks for itself, we’ll look forward to that and have players who’ll relish the day and another big crowd.”

Photographs by Alun Roberts (AJAR Photographics)


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