5 December 2023
Bromley are back on home turf this weekend as they welcome Wrexham, hoping to return to winning ways.
Last Time Out:
The Ravens fell to a 1-0 defeat away at Stockport County at the weekend courtesy of a 53rd minute Liam Hogan winner.
As for Wrexham, their game against Torquay United fell foul of the weather on Saturday so they haven’t played in just under two weeks. The Dragons travelled to Chesterfield in their last game and despite leading twice, went on to lose 3-2.
A Look At The Opposition:
Wrexham clinched a play-off spot last season but would go on to lose 1-0 at home to Eastleigh at the qualifying stage as they eyed a return to the Football League for the first time since 2008.
However, this time around, a completely different story is being written. That’s because the Dragons find themselves 19th, two points above the drop zone.
Wrexham have also bagged 44 goals this season, conceding 46 and have won twice in their last five league games.
As for their away form, the Dragons have the joint-lowest points tally after collecting 12 on their travels this season.
Who’s In Charge?
Dean Keates took charge of Wrexham back in October as he embarked on his second spell in the hotseat.
He first took charge of the Dragons in 2016 but left for boyhood side Walsall just under two years later.
As a player, the former midfielder began his career with the Saddlers before going on to play for sides including Hull City, Lincoln City, Peterborough United and Wycombe Wanderers.
Between 2010 and 2015, Keates represented Wrexham as a player and took the captain’s armband in the process. In his first season, he lead his side to the Conference play-off semi-finals but bowed out to Luton Town. It proved to be déjà vu the following season as they lost in the play-off semi-final at the hands of the Hatters yet again.
JJ Hooper will be a name Bromley supporters will need no introduction to. The former Bromley forward scored 19 goals in 25 appearances across all competitions for the Ravens last season, having only joined the Club in December, on loan from Grimsby Town. Wrexham snapped up the in demand front man in the summer of 2019.
It was Wrexham who clinched maximum points in our last meeting with the Dragons as they won 1-0 with Luke Young netting the winner in stunning fashion on 77 minutes.