Match preview: Wrexham (a)

The Spireites cross the border to Wales to take on Wrexham at the Racecourse Ground on Saturday (3pm). Here is our match preview in association with LV BET.

How to watch:

The game is available to stream on Wrexham’s website at a cost of £10. You can purchase the stream via the following link:


Manager: Dean Keates

Fact File: Age: 42

Years spent as footballer – 21

Position – Midfielder

Teams played for – Walsall (1995-2002) Hull City (2002-2004), Kidderminster Harriers (2004-2005), Lincoln City (2005-2006), Walsall (2006-2007), Peterborough United (2007-2009), Wycombe Wanderers (2010), Wrexham (2010-2015), Rhyl (2015-2016) and Rushall Olympic (2016).

Years spent in management – Five

Teams managed – Wrexham (2016-2018), Walsall (2018-2019) and Wrexham (2019-Present)

Record against Chesterfield as manager – P5     W1     D1     L3

One to Watch: Dior Angus

Age: 27

Position: Forward

What other clubs has he played for? Solihull Moors (2011-2013), Leamington on loan (2011), Banbury United on loan (2012), Kidderminster Harriers (2013-2014), Worcester City on loan (2013), Solihull Moors (2014), Daventry Town (2014-2015), Stratford Town (2015-2016), Redditch United (2016-2018), Port Vale (2018-2019), Tamworth on loan (2018), Nuneaton Borough on loan (2018), Barrow on loan (2019) and Barrow (2019-2021).

This Season’s Stats in All Competitions:

Games Played: 42

Goals: 10

Assists: None

Yellow Cards: Five

Red Cards: None

Minutes Played: 2,731

Head to Head

This will be the 121st time that Chesterfield and Wrexham will face each other – with the first game between the two sides taking place 100 years ago in November.

The last meeting was an action-packed one as the Blues snatched a late winner through Akwasi Asante to record a 2-1 victory in January.

Form Guide

The Spireites haven’t won in three games after a draw with Boreham Wood and defeats against Bromley and FC Halifax Town.

Wrexham have recorded successive 4-0 away wins after their trio of defeats against promotion contenders Notts County, Stockport County and Torquay United.

Team News

Danny Rowe could make his much-anticipated debut for the Spireites at the Racecourse Ground.

Jak McCourt has resumed full training and could be in contention to return to the starting XI on Saturday.

From the dugout:

James Rowe: “They lost three on the bounce and they bounced back with two 4-0 wins. Everything is rosy in their garden.

“They are on a good run of form with their last two wins and two clean sheets. But I’m sure it’s going to be a really tasty game as it was here.”