Match preview: Wrexham (h)

Match preview: Wrexham (h)

The Spireites take on Wrexham at the Technique Stadium this evening, with the Blues trying to close down league leaders Stockport County. Paul Cook and the lads will be doing everything they can to regain that top spot.

Here’s all you need to know…

Date: February 22, 2022

Kick-off: 7:45pm

Competition: National League

Opponents: Wrexham

Where: Technique Stadium

Tickets

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Away tickets can be purchased here: https://tickets.chesterfield-fc.co.uk/en-gb/categories/match(BLOCK N3) 

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Live radio commentary

Our in-house 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! 

Alternatively, you can listen online here: https://streaming.radio.co/s47db4a4f3/listen ​

It is also available via Alexa.

Commentary is provided by Phil Tooley. It is sponsored by iDeal Flooring – check out their website here: https://www.chesterfieldcarpets.com

Social media

Our official Twitter page (https://twitter.com/ChesterfieldFC) 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: https://www.facebook.com/ChesterfieldFC.

Our official Instagram page will keep you posted with key moments and content throughout the day on our stories: https://www.instagram.com/chesterfieldfc/?hl=en

The post-match interview with manager Paul Cook will be posted to our YouTube Channel soon after the game is finished: https://youtube.com/user/OfficialChesterfield

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

The Spireites squad is getting thin on numbers, as the injury crisis continues. The gaffer will have some tough decisions to make ahead of the big fixture. 

Jak McCourt will not feature after suffering a serious leg injury in the previous outing against Solihull Moors. Meanwhile, fellow midfielder Curtis Weston will also be out of action for the next three National League fixtures after picking up a red card on Saturday.

Akwasi Asante added to his goal tally on Saturday and the striker will be looking to keep his place in the starting XI. 

Jeff King will also be missing for this fixture, as the defender completes his three-match ban, following his red card against Stockport County. 

Fact file

Name: Wrexham

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 34,000 spectators, when they played Manchester United at their home ground. Wrexham won the FA Trophy back in 2013, when they overcame Grimsby Town at Wembley Stadium. 

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

One to watch

Ollie Palmer is one of a number of high-profile signings made by Wrexham this season. The 30-year-old striker had been a regular in League One with AFC Wimbledon before joining the Red Dragons and scoring the winner against Grimsby Town on his debut. The former Crawley Town and Leyton Orient man also had a spell at Field Mill earlier in his career. With Paul Mullin suspended, Palmer will be the visitors’ main goal threat. 

The Spireites’ last three: (D/D/L)

Drew – Stockport 2-2 Chesterfield – National League

Drew – Weymouth 1-1 Chesterfield – National League

Lost – Chesterfield 2-3 Solihull Moors – National League

The Red Dragons last three: (L/W/W)

Lost – Torquay 1-0 Wrexham – National League 

Won – Wrexham 3-0 Boreham Wood – National League 

Won – Wealdstone 1-2 Wrexham – National League 

The Spireites picked up a point on the road last time out when they held Wrexham to a 1-1 draw at the Racecourse Ground.