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The Cross-Border Rivalry Returns…

Every football supporter in the land has one particular game that its supporters consider the ‘local derby’, and a game against old adversaries Chester is no exception.

This Saturday is the return of this ‘local derby’ as Wrexham Fans FC travel to Clifton Drive, Blacon to take on Chester Supporters FC. Wrexham will be hoping to bounce back from a poor 2-1 defeat to Acton Rovers, whilst Chester will be hoping to record back-to-back victories after beating Halifax 6-4. Chester’s main threat seems to be from striker Allen Jones, who netted twice in their win V Halifax. Wrexham’s centre backs Dyfan Jones and Jason Richards will have to keep things tight at the back to prevent him scoring.

Thomas has had a boost to the ranks with both Steve Garnett and Dyfan Jones making themselves available for the trip, but missing the trip will be captain Dan Sears, so either Jason Richards or Dyfan Jones will be leading the team out for the greatly anticipated derby game.

Also coming back into the team will be keeper Nathan Williams who missed the defeat to Acton due to an international call up so Liam Partyn could be well used as the utility player for Saturday’s game.
News also coming out of the Wrexham camp is that Jason Richards will be continuing to play in the centre half role after impressing manager Matty Thomas against Acton also scoring Wrexham’s goal during that game.

Thomas commented saying that I’ am going to start off with a 4-4-2 formation against Deva Chat to see how we get on the first 10 minutes or so, but having Steve Garnett back with the team, this is a great boost to the team as he has outstanding quality, more the reason why he won the Player of the Season award last season. So he will be adopting his usual central midfield slot that he has done so well in over the last few games”. “I’m still waiting on news of results from training on how Steve Elliot and Ben Valentine got on and then I can decide who will partner Garnett in the middle of midfield as I am keeping Richards as centre half where Dyfan Jones and himself will work as a unit and keep the highly rated Allen Jones at bay”.
“I have every confidence that my lads will come away with the victory, I know that they have the heart and desire to work as a group and we have come on leaps and bounds over the last few months and recorded some credible victories (the 5-3 victory away at Cambridge) which had allowed us to move on and challenge for higher honours”.

Wrexham Fans play Chester’s Deva Chat, Saturday with a 1030 kick off

The Squad for this weekend is as follows and will meet at 9 am at the turf;

Nathan Williams, Jack Scott, Dyfan Jones, Jason Richards, Craig Davies, Tinney, Teetz, Matt Thomas, Liam Partyn, Steve Garnett, Aaron Jones, Dom, David Jenkins. 

By Liam Partyn

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