1 November 2019

Match preview: Wrexham vs Bromley

  • Men's

Bromley are back in action tomorrow afternoon as they head to north Wales to face Wrexham at the Racecourse Ground.

Last Time Out:

The points were shared at Hayes Lane in the Ravens’ last fixture as they drew 2-2 at home to Stockport County on Tuesday night.

Reeco Hackett-Fairchild opened the scoring on 17 minutes before goals from Elliot Osborne and Tom Walker turned proceedings around. However, a Sam Minihan own goal with seven minutes of the first period remaining sealed a point for the hosts.

As for Wrexham, they fell to a 1-0 defeat away at Torquay United in mid-week courtesy of a 56th minute Liam Davis winner.

A Look At The Opposition:

Wrexham reached the play-off qualifying stage last season but lost 1-0 at home to Eastleigh after an extra-time strike by Danny Hollands.

The Welsh side faced the drop out of the Football League in 2008 and have been eyeing a return ever since.

At the moment, the Dragons find themselves 22nd and in the relegation zone but a win tomorrow could see them rise out of the bottom four.

Tomorrow’s opposition go into the game without a win in their last five league fixtures and have lost their last three.

As for their home form, they have won three out of nine matches they have played at the Racecourse Ground so far this campaign.

In front of goal, Wrexham have bagged 21 this season, including 10 at home and they have conceded 29 whereby nine have come at the Racecourse Ground.

Who’s In Charge?

Dean Keates returned to Wrexham for a second spell as manager just under a month ago following Bryan Hughes’ departure.

The 41-year-old first took the reins at the Welsh side back in 2016 as he embarked on his first managerial spell but left under two years later.

In between both tenures at the Racecourse Ground, Keates took charge of Walsall in a spell which stretched to a year.

As a player, he began his career at Walsall where he’d win promotion to Division One on two occasions. That came before spells at Hull City, Kidderminster Harriers and Lincoln City ahead of a return to The Saddlers in 2006.

Keates spent one more year at Walsall before signing for Peterborough United in 2007.

Wycombe Wanderers was his next destination before he signed for Wrexham in 2010. Keates spent five years with the Dragons where he’d also win the 2013 FA Trophy before spells at Rhyl and Rushall Olympic followed ahead of his 2016 retirement.

Top Scorer: Bobby Grant

Striker Bobby Grant is currently the Dragons’ top scorer this season with six goals to his name.

The 29-year-old, who joined the club permanently in January following a loan spell, hasn’t found the net in the league since their 1-1 draw with Harrogate at the start of last month.

Former Ravens:

JJ Hooper spent the back end of last season on loan at Bromley after joining from Grimsby Town. He bagged 19 goals in 25 appearances in all competitions for the Ravens before penning a permanent deal with Wrexham in the summer.

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