WHO ARE THE SHOTS PLAYING?
Wrexham AFC, The Dragons, 1864. The oldest club in Wales, third oldest in the world!
HOW DID THEY DO LAST SEASON?
Wrexham finished 8th last season, with 68 points, missing out on the play-offs by one place and one point.
HOW DID SHOTS GET ON AGAINST THEM LAST SEASON?
Both sides won their home games against each other last season. In November 2020, a Luke Young strike earned the Dragons all three points at the Racecourse. In February of this year, The Shots slayed the Dragons 3-0, thanks to two goals from Joel Nouble and one from Jermaine Anderson.
WHO’S THEIR GAFFER?:
53-year old Phil Parkinson, a former midfielder with more than 500 appearances for Bury and Reading, was appointed Wrexham AFC Manager in July 2021. He’s now an experienced “Gaffer”, having taken up his first managerial role back in 2003 at the age of 35, to take the reins at Colchester United and steer them to the Championship. After a brief spell in charge at Hull City, he joined Charlton, initially to assist then manager Alan Curbishley. In 2011, he took over at Bradford City and famously led them to the 2013 League Cup Final – becoming the only manager to steer a fourth tier club to that achievement! He has more recently managed the likes of Bolton Wanderers and Sunderland.
Long term Dragons Paul Rutherford and Mark Carrington left the Racecourse in the summer, as did Bobby Grant, Fiacre Kelleher, Adi Yussuf, as did Jay Harris, Elliott Durrell and key defender Shaun Pearson.
17 players remain contracted at the club from last season, including Goalkeeper Rob Lainton, full-backs Reece Hall-Johnson & Jamie Reckord, Midfielders Jordan Davies & Luke Young and forwards Dior Angus and Kwame Thomas (currently out injured).
Parkinson has made some impressive signings, with several players dropping down to the National League from the EFL, including; Centre-Backs Shaun Brisley (Port Vale) & Aaron Hayden (Carlisle United), Midfielders, Ben Tozer (Cheltenham Town) & James Jones (Lincoln City) and forward Paul Mullin (top scorer in League Two last season for Cambridge United). Jake Hyde, the former Woking & FC Halifax Town striker also joined in the summer and is currently joint top scorer with Mullin (3 goals each).
WHO’S GOT THE WHISTLE?
Saturday’s referee is Sunny Gill. This season, to date, he has taken charge of 2 National League matches, showing 6 Yellow Cards and 0 Red Cards.
HOW TO GET TICKETS:
Kick-off begins at 3pm for Mark Molesley’s team as we would like to remind both home and away supporters of our ticketing/match-day protocols HERE.
Our Ticket Office will be opening on the day of the game from 11am for home supporters who would like to purchase on the day of the game, (we advise fans planning on buying tickets on the day to arrive earlier). We further encourage supporters to pre-book their tickets via our upgraded Flowte ticket website HERE to avoid queues on the day.
With our Flowte ticket website, supporters can pick their exact seats and have their tickets emailed to them which can be scanned off a smart phone or printed off before the day of the game.
We will NOT be accepting payment at the turnstiles but for supporters who decide to attend closer to the game, they will be able to purchase their tickets via the Club Shop/Ticket Office in person through cash, card or contactless payment and use the scanners on the turnstiles to enter through to the ground once they’ve collected their ticket. Turnstiles will open at 1.30pm.
We would also like to take the time to remind supporters of our new pricing structure going forward.
With updated Concession categories and in replacement of our Under 11s Go Free scheme, we have now introduced a new Family Ticket as shown in the full pricing list below:
- Adult – £20
- Concession (Disabled + Carer, Senior (over 65) – £16
- Junior (17 & under) – £7
- Family Ticket (2 Adults, up to 3 Juniors) – £45
- Family Ticket (2 Concession, up to 3 Juniors) – £40
• Tickets for away fans will not be available in the ticket office or on the turnstiles on the day of the game, they must be purchased online.
• All Wrexham A.F.C. Supporters will enter the ground via Redan Hill to the Away stands through turnstiles 11 & 12. This game is segregated.
• Disabled/Carers should be booked in advance via our ticket office, but if they arrive on the day those people need to purchase their ticket from the ticket office. We have limited wheelchair spaces, so we advise supporters are advised to reserve them prior to the game.
• Any planned Supporter Coach travel needs to be advised to Aldershot Town in advance so that coach parking can be organised and planned.
• For this fixture, away supporters will be seated in the Away Seating in the South Stand and the Covered Terrace.
• There will be catering units available on the day of the game.
WHERE TO FOLLOW THE MATCH:
There will be ‘Live’ BBC Radio Surrey Sport Online commentary of the match with Rob Worrall and a Guest Summariser Alan Baldwin. There will also be Social Media coverage on Instagram & Twitter (@OfficialShots) with team news, updates and post-match coverage throughout the afternoon.