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Opposition Report Wrexham, Salford City, Salford, Wrexham, Salford v Wrexham, Salford City v Wrexham, Salford vs Wrexham, Salford City vs Wrexham, The Peninsula Stadium, The National LeagueSalford City begin 2019 with the visit of Wrexham, and the reverse fixture to Boxing Day’s defeat at The Racecourse Ground.

As per National League tradition, the two sides meet again soon after our first ever match against each other so there is a brisk chance to correct that post-Christmas result back at The Peninsula Stadium.

A last-minute defeat away at Barrow on Saturday made it four losses on the bounce for Salford for the first time October 2013 in the NPL First Division North – a run of five, which may or may not prove to be an omen. Fingers crossed it isn’t!

This busy period comes to an end by the end of this week and Saturday’s trip to leaders Leyton Orient, and with Wrexham and AFC Fylde having over taken us a win to see in the New Year will be important to keep touch in the title race.

One of the common denominators about our opponents in the last couple of weeks is that they have all been sides in good runs of form; both Dagenham & Redbridge and Barrow were on the longest unbeaten runs of the season and Wrexham have picked up against after stumbling against Leyton Orient and losing Sam Ricketts.

Some have already forgotten that at this stage only four weeks ago we were unbeaten ourselves in 20 league games though which has put us in a really good position to continue to compete at the right end in our debut National League season.

Season Summary

With the close proximity of the games there isn’t that much more to be said about Wrexham’s season apart from it has continued. After a fantastic start in his first managerial role, Ricketts left to take the vacant Shrewsbury Town post left by John Askey and his assistant Graham Barrow has stepped in and accepted the managerial role full time at the start of December. 

The Dragons went out of the Emirates FA Cup under Barrow after losing 4-0 away at Newport County – following a 0-0 draw at home – and they have been drawn against Orient in the FA Trophy Second Round.

Recent Form

Our last minute goal is the only goal The Dragons have conceded in five with their stable back line being the meanest in the league, conceding just 15 league goals all season. That has been the underpinning of their form since losing to Orient (W3 D2).

Adam Rooney, Salford City, Wrexham, Wrexham 5-1 Salford City, The National LeagueGoals haven’t been a massive part of Wrexham’s game this season and the five against us has vastly improved the goals for column. The last time they scored five goals in a league games was a 5-2 win at Hyde United in December 2013, and it trumped their previous largest win of the season, a 4-1 win against Ebbsfleet United in September.

One to watch – Luke Summerfield

The central midfielder was absolutely key to Wrexham on Boxing Day in transitioning play forward and breaking things up in the middle. His pressing didn’t give anyone much time on the ball and he was effective in stopping Salford get forward.

An experienced Football League player having spent most of his career in the Championship, League One and League Two, Summerfield was an important signing in the summer after leaving Grimsby Town and he has been a near-ever present in the Wrexham midfield.

Previous Meetings

There is just the one match between ourselves and Wrexham, Boxing Day’s 5-1 defeat.