5 Questions Before Wrexham AFC v Chesterfield (again)

Will Keates start with Saturday’s subs? Dean Keates’ bold triple substitution certainly made a difference on Saturday, injecting threat and directness into our play. But how many of the trio have earned a start for the replay? Akil Wright and Devonte Redmond certainly made a difference in the middle of the pitch, but will Keates be willing to drop Luke Young and Luke Summerfield, both … Continue reading 5 Questions Before Wrexham AFC v Chesterfield (again)

#WxmAnorak | Chesterfield 1 Wrexham AFC 1

It’s seven seasons since Wrexham won an FA Cup Qualifying Round game at the first attempt. (26/10/2013 Hyde United (h) 2-0) Last time Wrexham equalised away from home – 19/8/19 Notts County 1-1 Bobby Grant has scored more goals his season (7) than any Wrexham player scored in the whole of last season. Bobby Grant scored his first goal in the FA Cup since 8/12/09 … Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Chesterfield 1 Wrexham AFC 1

5 Questions Before Wrexham AFC v Sutton United

Who’s our Number 9? The answer to this depends on injuries to a large extent, of course. Working on the assumption that this is too early for JJ Hooper, Jason Oswell is surely first in line. If he’s not fit, and Leighton McIntosh isn’t either, it boils down to Bobby Grant or Mark Harris. Harris played through the middle for the Wales Under-21s last week, … Continue reading 5 Questions Before Wrexham AFC v Sutton United

Withdrawn Roles

I misled everyone before the game on Tuesday, but my enthusiasm in announcing the wrong thing was indicative of how much I wanted it to happen. Upon seeing the team sheet, I noted that Akil Wright had replaced Devonte Redmond and leapt to the incorrect conclusion that we’d switched from 4-2-3-1 to 4-3-3, with Wright anchoring the midfield. It was about five minutes into the … Continue reading Withdrawn Roles

Wrexham AFC’s Season Is In Devonté Redmond’s Hands

I can’t tell you how happy I was to see Devonté Redmond nail that superb goal at Meadow Lane last Sunday. I was happy to see the amazing army of travelling fans rewarded for their efforts (after all, we got one point out of eighteen from the occasions last season when we took over 900 fans away, scoring just 2 goals in 6 games in the … Continue reading Wrexham AFC’s Season Is In Devonté Redmond’s Hands

Tollitt Could Unlock Wrexham’s Potential

Well, I’m happy! I suspect JJ Hooper and Devonte Redmond are too! The return of Ben Tollitt can only be a good thing. The addition of pace to our front three can’t hurt, and I like the idea of Hooper having a wide player who’ll be able to deliver the ball into the box for him, having stretched the game and made some space in … Continue reading Tollitt Could Unlock Wrexham’s Potential

How Did Last Week Affect Our Options?

We saw a few outgoings last week, with Mike Fondop finding a new forever home (until the Summer) and both Matt Sargent and Jack Thorn going on loan to gain experience, following Doug Tharme. So where does that leave our squad in terms of depth? I’ve tried to represent our current squad’s coverage of each position we’re likely to deploy below. Is there anywhere that … Continue reading How Did Last Week Affect Our Options?

#WxmAnorak | Notts County 1 Wrexham AFC 1

Third time in a year that Wrexham have taken over 1,500 fans to an away game (Solihull Moors August 2018: 1,501; Chesterfield October 2018 1,520 Biggest away attendance since 9/3/19 at Leyton Orient (6, 645) First time since joining the National League that Wrexham haven’t scored from a set piece in the first five games. Wrexham have scored in 6 consecutive away games for the … Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Notts County 1 Wrexham AFC 1

5 Questions Before Dover Athletic – Wrexham AFC

Can We Keep A Clean Sheet? It’s been six games since we last kept a clean sheet, and we haven’t shut the opposition out in an away game since February. It wasn’t that we defended poorly in the latter stages of Tuesday’s game- quite the contrary, in fact. However, we’ve conceded three already this season, which is unlike us. Can Devonte Redmond Build on Tuesday? … Continue reading 5 Questions Before Dover Athletic – Wrexham AFC

#WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 2 Barrow AFC 1

James Jennings made his 400th career appearance. James Jennings got his first assist since 11/8/08 v Borehamwood Paul Rutherford played his 125th league game for Wrexham. JJ Hooper is the 1st Wrexham player to score on debut since Ben Tollitt against Salford, 26/12/18 Wrexham’s first home win on the opening day of the season since beating Welling in 2013. Last time Wrexham won their first … Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 2 Barrow AFC 1

5 Questions Before the Wrexham AFC – Barrow AFC Match

Will 3 at the back work? We might not see it today, but the three-man defence we’ve unveiled in our pre-season friendlies is a departure for Bryan Hughes. Clearly it’s intended to address our lack of attacking verve in recent seasons, allowing us to get more men forwards, and he’s recruited players to suit that system. But we looked very open when we switched to … Continue reading 5 Questions Before the Wrexham AFC – Barrow AFC Match