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?
The Dragons 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 (who is 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).
Since the original fixture was played on 2nd October, Wrexham have made one further signing, that of Canadian international midfielder Charlie Trafford.
WHO’S GOT THE WHISTLE?
Tuesday’s referee is Sukhvir (Sunny) Gill. This season, to date, he has taken charge of 4 National League matches, showing 14 Yellow Cards & 1 Red Card.
HOW TO GET TICKETS:
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 9:30am 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.
Pricing for the re-arranged fixture are:
- Adult – £15
- Concession (Senior (65+, Disabled + Carer) – £12
- Junior – £5
- Family Ticket ( 2x Adults and up to 3 Juniors) -£33
- Family Ticket (2x Concessions and up to 3 Juniors) – £30
Below are our Hospitality prices, click HERE for details or contact Commercial Manager Mark Butler:
- EBB Lounge Hospitality – £48 (Instead of £65!)
- ELM Centurions’ Hospitality – £37.50 (Instead of £50!)
- Directors Box only – £22.50 (Instead of £35!)
As a gesture of goodwill from the club, our Season Ticket Holders will be able to attend the re-arranged fixture on the 9th November for free. But for our Hospitality Season Ticket Holders, they will be required to pay for the food on the day.
The game has automatically been uploaded to your Season Cards so there is nothing you need to do!
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. There will also be Social Media coverage on Instagram & Twitter (@OfficialShots) with team news, updates and post-match coverage throughout the evening