Yeovil Town face another of the National League’s promotion-chasing sides as they travel to a Wrexham team in ominously good form on Saturday.

The Dragons are unbeaten in their last five with 11 points for a possible 15 and sit in sixth place heading in the weekend.

Unfortunately for the Glovers, there is no room for their hosts to make an error this weekend with Bromley, Notts County and Chesterfield breathing down their necks.

The Wrexham players have an additional incentive courtesy of their new owners, Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, who have created a £250,000 bonus pot for the players.

Each player will receive £200 for each win and £50 for a draw – but only as long as they remain in the play-offs.


Wrexham manager Dean Keates has set his side a target of matching their recent form and is looking for three wins and two draws in their final five games, starting this weekend.

Speaking to the Wrexham Leader, he said: “We have picked up 11 points from the last five games and we have got to look to replicate that over the next five games.
“If we can do that, it will give us a massive shout of getting into the play-off places. We want to get maximum points every single game but you have to be realistic.”

The Dragons came from 2-0 down to earn a 2-2 draw at Maidenhead United on Bank Holiday Monday.


Striker Kwame Thomas, who scored for Wrexham in the reverse fixture at Huish Park in October, is the only first-team squad member missing for boss Dean Keates this weekend.

The joint top-scorer is out for the season having ruptured an Achilles.

The home side have been boosted by the return of captain Shaun Pearson who returned over the Easter period after a long lay-off following treatment on a foot injury.

Such is the strength in depth of the Dragons’ squad that Keates was able to make four changes between their 2-1 win over Solihull Moors last weekend and the 2-2 draw at Maidenhead United on Bank Holiday Monday.

The boss told the Wrexham Leader: “We are in a good place with strength in depth, the only injury that we are carrying at the moment is Kwame who is a long-term one. Everybody is ready and contributing. It is a full group so we are happy with it.”

Former Glover Gold Omotayo has started the last six games since joining the Dragons on a short-term deal until the end of the season, scoring once in a 4-0 win at Woking last month.

Keanu Marsh-Brown did not even make the squad for the draw at Maidenhead in the last outing and has featured only twice since joining a month ago.


For the lowdown on Wrexham, including more on the recent takeover, listen to the chat with Tim Edwards of Wrexham fanzine Fearless in Devotion on the latest edition of the Gloverscast.

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