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Preview: Wrexham v Pools

30 October 2018

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Wrexham v Hartlepool United

We look ahead to our next National League outing with a full and in-depth preview of Tue

Wrexham v Pools
National League
Tuesday 30th October 2018, 7.45pm
The Racecourse Ground

In Opposition
Wrexham have started the season strongly and are currently well placed in third position ahead of Pools’ visit to The Racecourse Ground on Tuesday.

The loss for former boss Dean Keates to Walsall in March was a blow to the club but they look to have chosen wisely with his replacement with Sam Ricketts doing a fine job so far in North Wales.

The Dragons have lost just twice in the league this term – both away from home – and have won three of their last four games to move within a point of leaders Le.

Wrexham are now in to their eleventh season in the National League but, given their performance over the opening three months, fans may be forgiven for thinking a return to the EFL finally beckons.

Star Player
Luke Summerfield has been a core part of the Wrexham midfield since making a summer switch to The Racecourse Ground from Grimsby Town.

The 30-year-old brings plenty of experience to The Dragons’ engine room and knows what it takes to enjoy success at this level having played 18 games on loan with champions Macclesfield Town last term.

The former Plymouth Argyle, Shrewsbury Town and York City schemer has missed just one game so far this season but will be a key component in the middle of the park if he's fit for Tuesday night.

Head To Head
Tuesday night’s game will be the 106th competitive meeting between the two clubs and Wrexham have enjoyed the fixture more having won 48 times in comparison to Pools’ 39 triumphs.

The Dragons won 2-0 on their first visit to The Vic in over ten years in January thanks to double from Scott Quigley after the teams had drawn 0-0 at The Racecourse Ground last September.

Pools’ last win over Wrexham came courtesy of a Jon Daly hat-trick in September 2006 – the Irishman scoring all of the goals in a 3-0 home win.

Referee
Martin Woods will take charge of his second Pools game on Tuesday night when he’s the man in the middle for our trip to Wrexham.

New to the National League’s list of referees this season, Woods previously oversaw Pools’ 1-1 draw with Aldershot Town at The Super 6 Stadium back in September.

His most recent appointment came at the weekend when he was on the whistle for Leyton Orient’s 4-0 thumping of Havant & Waterlooville.

Live Coverage
Fans all over the world will be able to access live commentary of Tuesday evening’s game at Wrexham with Mark Simpson by logging-on to Pools PlayerHD.

Click here now to join Pools PlayerHD for the season for just £24.99 and access live commentary of every game, home and away.

Tickets
Pools fans will be able to buy their tickets on the turnstiles prior to kick-off at Wrexham on Tuesday evening.

Click here for full ticket information on our trip to The Racecourse Ground.

Betting
Wrexham have been installed as 17/20 favourites for three points on Tuesday night with Pools rated a 5/2 shot for a victory and the draw priced up at 23/10 with our friends at Sky Bet.

Click here now to visit Sky Bet and take a look at a full range of odds ahead of kick-off.


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