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Wrexham: Match Preview

Posted by Ashley Brewer
Posted on Thu 8 Feb 2018
Posted in First Team

FC Halifax Town will cross the Welsh border on Saturday when they take on Wrexham in the Vanarama National League.

The encounter will see Neil Young take charge of his first game as interim manager, after last weekend’s fixture against Dagenham & Redbridge was postponed.

The Shaymen are currently enduring a run of 6 matches without a win, still having only won twice since the end of September.

The poor form has seen the club being pulled down to 19th in the league, only 4 points separating them and Solihull Moors in 21st position.

Dean Keates’ charges on the other hand are unbeaten in their previous 8 outings, winning 3 of their last 4.

Wrexham’s results have seen them displace Macclesfield Town at the summit of the league table on goal difference, however, the Silkmen retain a game in hand over their promotion chasing rivals.

The hosts have only scored 5 more goals than their visitors all season, however, their main strength has been in defence which is the best in the league, letting in just 24.

Halifax’s tough test will be made more difficult as Wrexham have only lost once at the Racecourse Ground all campaign.

Tom Denton was back amongst the games in the home defeat to Leyton Orient last time out. His strike was his first since Boxing Day and he’ll be hoping to add to his 10 goals this season.

Chris Holroyd will be the danger man for the home side, with the attacker bagging 6 in his last 6, which includes a hat trick against struggling Torquay United.

The former Macclesfield man has netted 13 times this campaign and will be wanting to add to that after his recent hot streak.

It was a stalemate at the MBi Shay Stadium the previous time these two sides met, finishing 0-0 at the beginning of October.

The result of that one saw Halifax rises to 9th place, a distant memory from their current circumstances.

Match Officials:

Referee: Daniel Middleton
Assistants: Simon Brown/Mark Billingham
Fourth Official: Richard Price

Follow the Game

There will be live updates and audio commentary available on the club website and Shaymen TV.

You can also follow the action via Town’s official Twitter account, @FCHTOnline.

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