It’s Nearly Here!

Michael Proctor celebrates scoring the last time we played Chester at Wrexham.

Michael Proctor celebrates scoring the last time we played Chester at Wrexham.

Getting excited yet? Just one more sleep to go before the first derby in four and a half years (if you pretend the 0-0 which was expunged from the records never happened!) Here’s some links to the big game build-up to get you in the mood (although of course if you follow wrexhamfan on twitter or like our Facebook page you’d have seen them already!) You’ll see the word of the week is “kick-start”

Wrexham FC:
Match Preview

Creighton: Win Could Kick Start Season

Evans: I’d Love To Start

Chester FC:
Young Confident of a Result

Higginbotham Ready For Action

Leader:
Morrell: Derby Motivation Not A Problem

Wright: Victory Could Kickstart Our Season

Evans Hopes to Face Chester

Thornton Eager to Improve

Daily Post:
Ashton: Fans Must Give Young Players Time

Keates: This is No Time to Panic

Chester Chronicle:
Win Would Kick Start Chester’s Season

Mills Issues Rallying Cry

Laidler Says Chester Will Turn It Round

BBC
Ian Rush: It’s like Wales v England

BT Sport:
Preview

And here’s a couple of miscellaneous facts to chew over:

  • Wrexham are unbeaten in four home derbies, going back to 1987, and unbeaten in seven home league derbies, going back to 1978. Wrexham are unbeaten in four derbies home and away, going back to 2006. That defeat at The Deva was their only loss in eleven derbies.
  • Chester have kept a clean sheet in just one of the last seventeen derbies. Wrexham have kept five in that time.
  • Overall Wrexham have won 65 derbies to Chester’s 52, but the gap is much narrower in league games; 30-26.
  • None of Wrexham’s current squad have played in a Chester derby. Adrian Cieslewicz was an unused substitute in the match which was struck from the records.
  • In contrast, Chester’s current squad have ten derby appearances between them (Danby 4, Linwood 4, McIntyre 1, WIlliams 1 – for Wrexham!) However, none of them have been on the winning side.
  • Andy Morrell’s next league win will be his fiftieth as a manager.
  • If Mark Creighton plays, he’ll be making his 250th career league appearance.
  • Rob Ogleby’s next league appearance will be his 50th spread across his time at Wrexham and with two Scottish clubs

 

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