FOLLOWING the heroic exploits at York City, the under-18s have been drawn away at National League side Wrexham’s youth team in the FA Youth Cup First Round.
It’s the first time that the club has reached the proper stages of the junior competition, and is a significant achievement for a team that has only been together for a few months.
Assistant Head of Academy, Lewis Craig, said:
“We will fancy ourselves against anyone and the lads will be prepared.
“Now we can go and have a look at Wrexham and mark out key areas that we need to prepare for against them, but we need to go there and play our own game.
“The York game showed how far we’ve come in terms of the football side of things.”
So far The Ammies have had two games at The Peninsula Stadium and two away games, and a third away game isn’t something that Craig believes will faze the side:
“We’ve done well away from home.
“Some of the lads aren’t used to playing at home and feel tire’s a bit more pressure on them, so when we’ve gone away there’s been some really good football on show at times.”
The Dragons qualified for the First Round after coming from 2-0 down to win 2-3 at Gateshead, and will be hoping to go one better than last season where they were eliminated in the First Round at home to Accrington Stanley.
See the full draw on the FA Website.
Ties must be played before Saturday 4th November. Exact details will be confirmed when they are available!
Wrexham play their home games at The Racecourse.