Trip To Tyneside Is A Whole New Ball Game For Wrexham

6 months ago By Sam Elliott

Dean Keates feels acclimatisation is key for Wrexham as they look to go joint second in the National League tonight.

The Dragons hosted the largest crowd in the division so far on Saturday when they faced Tranmere Rovers in front of a sold out Racecourse Ground.

But at the International League crowds haven’t hit four figures often this term and with a track separating the fans from the pitch, it is sure to be a very different experience compared to the weekend.

Keates is keen to make sure the pressure is put on Macclesfield Town and victory in the North East will take the Red Dragons to within a point of the leaders.

“It’s going to be a difficult test for us,” manager Keates told the club’s official website.

“They’ve had a good result at the weekend (beating Maidstone) but we’re going up there, it’s a game in hand and we need to pick some points up.

“We’re going to go from a home game with a sell-out crowd of eight and a half thousand, it’s going to be a completely different environment up there.

“The pitch is on the other side of a running track and it’s all open. Obviously, it is what it is, but we’ll be ready for it.

“We got a good result against them earlier in the season at the Racecourse, but they’ve had a change of manager.

“They’ve played a lot of games in the last three weeks, so hopefully we’ll get something out of it,” he added.

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