Match preview: Wrexham (a)

The Spireites will be hoping to get back to winning ways on Tuesday night when they face Wrexham AFC at the Racecourse Ground. The Blues fell to their first defeat of the season last Tuesday and will be hoping they can bounce back at the first attempt, but Wrexham, one of the bookies’ favourites to win the National League, will be looking to continue their fine home form. 

Here’s all you need to know…

Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Kick-off: 7:45pm

Competition: National League

Opponents: Wrexham AFC

Where: Racecourse Ground


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This is an ALL-TICKET fixture – tickets will not be available at the stadium.

Live radio commentary

Our radio station, 1866 Sport, will provide commentary of all our National League games over the 2021/22 season. Supporters will be able to listen to full match commentary on the game, as well as pre-match/post-match analysis. 

Don’t forget that 1866 Sport is on air 24-hours a day, seven days a week! 

You can download the app from the Apple Store here:

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Alternatively, you can listen online here:          

It is also available via Alexa.

Commentary is provided by Phil Tooley. It is sponsored by iDeal Flooring – check out their website here:

Social media

Our official Twitter page ( will provide regular updates on the match. It is also the place to find our exclusive goal GIFs, which are used when a player scores a goal. 

Key news will also be posted on our Facebook page, which can be found here:

Our official Instagram page will keep you posted with key moments and content throughout the day on our stories:

The post-match interview with manager James Rowe will be posted to our YouTube Channel soon after the game is finished:

Highlights of the game will also be posted to our YouTube Channel. 

Laurence Maguire and Jaime Grimes will be fighting it out for a starting spot in the XI after Maguire dropped out of the squad for Grimes last week.

Stefan Payne and Kabongo Tshimanga have been the front men for the past few games, but Danny Rowe and Nathan Tyson will be pushing for places.

James Kellermann’s time at Tamworth came to an early end last week when he was recalled by the Spireites. The midfielder will be hoping he can make an instant impact for the Blues, potentially coming straight into the matchday squad.

Fact file

Name: Wrexham AFC

Nicknames: Red Dragons

Founded: 1864

Stadium: Racecourse Ground

Address: Mold Road, Wrexham, Wales, LL112AH

Capacity: 10,771

Manager: Phil Parkinson 

On Wrexham AFC

Wrexham are a historic football club, who spent several years in the English Football League, before being relegated to the National League in 2008, where they have been ever since. They have endured four unsuccessful play-off campaigns since being in the National League.

Wrexham’s home stadium, the Racecourse Ground, is the world’s oldest international football stadium that continues to host international games. In 1957, they played in front of over 34-thousand spectators, when they played Manchester United at their home ground. Wrexham won the FA Trophy back in 2013, where they overcame Grimsby Town at Wembley Stadium. 

They were famously taken over by Hollywood actors, Ryan Reynolds and Robert McElhenney earlier this year. This season Wrexham will be hoping to finally gain promotion back to the Football League. 

One to watch

Paul Mullin is a highly rated striker, who last season won promotion to League One with Cambridge United, while also picking up the League Two golden boot. He scored 32 goals in the fourth-tier last campaign but signed for Wrexham in the summer. He has scored four goals in seven appearances this season.

The Spireites’ last three: (W/D/L)

Won – Yeovil 0-2 Chesterfield – National League 

Drew – Chesterfield 2-2 Torquay – National League  

Lost – Woking 3-1 Chesterfield – National League 

Wrexham’s last three: (L/W/L)

Lost – Grimsby 3-1 Wrexham – National League

Won – Wrexham 1-0 Dagenham – National League 

Lost – Stockport 2-1 Wrexham – National League 

The last time the Spireites faced Wrexham, the game ended in a goalless draw at the Racecourse, as both sides were battling it out for a place in the play-offs.