Match Preview: Wrexham (A)

After a very hefty defeat at the hands of Dagenham and Redbridge on Saturday. The Villagers are back in action at The Racecourse Ground facing a well known team in Wrexham.

A lot of fans after the Dagenham game would have said it wasn’t a 4-0 sort of game, and they would be right. The Daggers were unfortunately just very clinical in front of goal. Putting away the best opportunities they got. We had the chance to go 1-0 ahead early on in the first half with Reece Thompson,  who rounded the keeper but could not put the ball in the back of the net (A lot has changed since the York game then Reece!). That was the difference between the two sides. Ferriby pressed at times during the second half but they wasn’t able to break Dagenham down.

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Taron Hare in Action against Dag & Red (Pic by Liam Foster)

During this week we have had a small amount of transfer news. Losing 2 key players and gaining another. Kyle Wooton and Levi Sutton have returned back to Scunthorpe. Wootton’s loan spell ended before the game against Dagenham and Redbridge which most people didn’t know until the team sheet was released! Levi Sutton was recalled by Scunthorpe on Monday evening. We thank both players for giving there all for the team even through the bad times. We wish them the best of luck for the future.

With two players gone, we introduced a newbie on Friday night. Matty Templeton has signed on a season long loan from Barnsley. He enjoyed a successful loan spell at Gainsborough Trinity earlier on this season.  So hopefully he can back this up with a successful stint with the Villagers. He is my player focus for this match and with the loss of Wooton and Sutton. We should no doubt see our first glimpse of the new signing against Wrexham

This Weekend’s Opposition

We face a Wrexham side who have lost 3 of there last 5 games and sit 15th in the National League. There last game ended in a 3-0 defeat to 8th place side Macclesfield. They have struggled to gain any momentum during this season under the leadership of Dean Keates and find themselves in position they don’t expect to be in. Should this work in Ferriby’s favour? We shall see.

Wrexham are another team who have added players to there squad. Both with Football League experience. They have signed Russell Penn on a free transfer. He previously played regularly at Cheltenham Town and York City. They have also signed Ntumbu Massanka, a young striker from Burnley who was previously on loan at Morcambe making eleven appearances off the bench. Watch out for these two players and there impact on Saturday.

The last game against Wrexham ended in a 0-0 draw at the Eon Visual Media Stadium. This result ended a run of 9 defeats for the Villagers. It was a hard fought point after defending very well from any Wrexham attack, but wasn’t able to create many chances for themselves. Wrexham rued the chance made by Gerry McDonagh who missed from just six yards out. Apart from that no major chances were created by either team. The pace of that game was very slow. A more higher intensity game and more goals this time around wouldn’t go a miss!

Player Focus

 

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Matty Templeton

As I said above the player focus today will be on Matty Templeton. He proved he was a good player at Gainsbourough, but let see what he can do a level higher up to help Ferriby move up the table and look towards safety.

 

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