In the last six games there is no side in better form in the National League.
The Dragons from the Hollywood hills of…err…North Wales have won four and drawn two of their league encounters and you have to go back to the end of October to find their last defeat.
But, looking on the positive side, Yeovil Town have the same record in their past six matches surpassed by their hosts on Tuesday night by virtue of their goal difference.
Wrexham have a goal difference of plus 12 with the Glovers having one of plus five for their respective 14 points tallies.
Another ray of hope for Darren Sarll’s men will be that their big-spending hosts’ form is largely built on their away form, also the best in the division, with their home form showing three draws and three wins from their past six – still not bad.
Manager Phil Parkinson said he had been drumming the need to stick to their game plan in front of their own fans.
Following Saturday’s 2-0 home win over Bromley, he said: “We have been speaking to the lads about sustaining performances at home and concentrating on what we need to do, sticking to the game plan.
“I felt we did that today and we said to the lads at half-time that we owe it to ourselves to make sure we keep doing the right things right until the end.
“It is not just 75 minutes, we have to concentrate and move the ball quickly, make those angles and try and put quality in the box and I felt we stuck to that.”
The story of Wrexham’s takeover by Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney needs little re-telling and the owners have backed manager Phil Parkinson in the transfer market.
Marquee signings include star striker Paul Mullin, who turned down the chance of League One football with Cambridge United to join the Dragons, and has only failed to find the net four times in 14 appearances this season.
Alongside Mullin in the win over Bromley was Jake Hyde, who was top scorer at FC Halifax Town last season, back from injury and unlucky to have two goals ruled out for offside at the weekend.
Former Yeovil midfielder Ben Tozer followed in Mullin’s footsteps leaving League One Cheltenham Town to join the Hollywood blockbuster – we can only assume the climate of North Wales was the appeal!
Defender Aaron Hayden dropped out of the League at Carlisle United, but may be missing for the visit of Yeovil with a virus.
If you are making the midweek trip to North Wales, don’t miss our Ciderspace Away Travel Guide to the Racecourse Ground – here.
FROM THE MANAGER
Speaking after the weekend’s win over Bromley, Wrexham manager Phil Parkinson said his side were looking to continue their climb up the National League table.
He said: “We are gradually working our way up the league, we are on a decent run and we aim to continue that on Tuesday night.
“It was important for us to get a win after the draw at home to Wealdstone in the last match here, and we will go in to the Yeovil game which we know will be tough.
“They went down to Bromley and beat them in the week and we know they are a resilient type of team, but by Tuesday night we will have put a lot of thought in to the team selection and hopefully we pick the right eleven, the right bench and go and get three points.”
Playmaker Dan Jarvis is a doubt for the visit of Yeovil having been stretchered off in the weekend’s home win over Bromley.
The former Stoke City youngster, who has featured five this this month including starting the last two matches, was the victim of an full-blooded tackle which saw Bromley’s Liam Trotter see red after just eight minutes.
Defender Aaron Hayden the Bromley match with a virus and is therefore also a doubt.
Hayden, who dropped out of the League at Carlisle to join the Hollywood revolution in North Wales in the summer, was replaced by youngster Tyler French.
According to Wrexham fans, fellow centre half Harry Lennon struggles to play twice in a few days meaning the absence of him and Hayden could be a weakness in the hosts’ armoury.
A FOOT IN BOTH CAMPS
Two players with a foot in both camps could find themselves facing off against each other at the Racecourse Ground.
For Yeovil Town, striker Adi Yussuf scored six times in 16 appearances for the Dragons whilst on loan last season, whilst Ben Tozer played 26 times for Yeovil in the 2015-16 season.
Yussuf could find himself on the wrong end of the home supporters having allegedly got off the team coach en route to a match with Eastleigh to force a move to Chesterfield on transfer deadline day in January.
Tozer, who rejected a new contract offer at Huish Park at the end of his spell and joined Newport County, is likely to get a more neutral response from the travelling supporters.
Top scorer Joe Quigley, out until Christmas with a knee injury, spent four matches on loan at Wrexham in 2015 whilst an AFC Bournemouth player, scoring a late equaliser in a match against Tranmere Rovers in October that year.
Other players with a foot in both camps include:
- Gold Omotayo (Yeovil Town – 2019-2020, Wrexham – 2021)
- Iffy Allen (Yeovil Town – 2015-2016, Wrexham – 2017)
- Mark Beck (Yeovil Town – 2015-16, Wrexham – loan – 2016)
- Izale McLeod (Yeovil Town – 2015-16, Wrexham – 2017)
- Chris Dunn (Yeovil Town – 2013-14, Wrexham 2016-18)
- Daniel Alfei (Wrexham – 2012/2013, Yeovil Town 2017-2018)
- Andy Bishop (Yeovil Town – loan – 2004, Wrexham – 2013-15)
- Kevin Gall (Yeovil Town – 2003-2006, Wrexham – 2010-2011)
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