Harrogate’s artificial turf hasn’t offered them any particular advantage against us. We’ve visited them twice, both last season, and played out a goalless draw on each occasion.
Harrogate’s game at The Racecourse last October – the first game of Dean Keates’ second spell as manager, saw them snatch a draw thanks to an 81st minute equalizer.
We lost our first match against Harrogate when Keates fielded a reserve team against them in the FA Trophy two seasons ago, but since then we’ve been unbeaten against them. Apart from the three draws I mentioned, we knocked them out of the FA Cup and beat them in the league at The Racecourse last season.
We need to watch out for Mark Beck, though. The ex-Wrexham striker scored the first three goals against us in this fixture.
There are some impressive milestones to acknowledge tomorrow. James Jennings makes his 400th career league appearance, JJ Hooper makes his 200th and, if he is able to force his way back into contention, Bobby Grant will play his 375th league game.