Wrexham have their next Vanarama National League match, at the Racecourse on Tuesday, Fylde under ‘massive’.
The Dragons have earned four points from their last two fixtures – against top four clubs, Bromley and Yeovil – and manager Dean Keates says: “If we can pick up maximum points against AFC Fylde on Tuesday and it’s seven points – not a bad return out of a possible nine from our last three league games.
“It’s massive for us now. Fylde had another good result at the weekend (3-0 v Dagenham) and gained another two points on us, so we need to reel them back in.”
Former Swansea and Newport County player Tyler Reid will miss the match against Fylde after suffering a muscle injury during the 3-3 draw against Yeovil.
Former Arsenal and Manchester United youth player Reid has joined Wrexham on a one-month spell League Two leaders Swindon Town, but went off just after the half hour mark.
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He was one of three loan signings to make their Dragons’ debut against Yeovil. Kieran Kennedy went win for Reid, while Omari Patrick was sent on with 20 minutes left.
“Tyler is an explosive athlete,” said Keates. “We lost Jenno (Jennings) through illness and Tyler was thrown in at the deep end.
“He made a little bit of a shaky start, but felt his way into it. He then looked imposing going forward. He is an athlete.”
Keates also talked about Patrick and Kennedy, saying: “Kieran had to come in after Reid’s injury and he did really well at right-back. I was impressed with him.
“Omari came off the bench and looked lively. He has shown the fans what he is all about.”
Keates is hopeful JJ Hooper will be back soon and said: “It’s getting to a point now where the player needs to realise he’s never going to be 100 per cent.
“There will always be a bit of pain and discomfort and that’s not suffering more injury. It’s just part and parcel of being a footballer.
“Now he has to get to the point where he can feel he can contribute.”
Rhys Murphy scored a hat-trick for Yeovil against Wrexham, who replied through Paul Rutherford, Akil Wright and Bobby Grant.
The Dragons led 3-2 after Grant scored, but were pegged back.
Wrexham: (4-3-3): Lainton, Reid (Kennedy 33), Pearson, Lawlor, Carrington, Wright, Young, Summerfield, Tollitt (Patrick 70), Grant, Rutherford. Subs not used: Dibble, Redmond, Harris.
Yeovil Town: (4-3-3): Nelson, Hutton (Dagnall 66), Wilkinson (Skendi 36), Collins, Bradbury, D’Ath, Lee, Tilley, Smith (Duffus 85), Murphy, Hippolyte. Subs not used: Jones, Omotayo.
Referee: Sam Barrott (West Yorks)
Attendance: 3,583 (away 171)
Wrexham have been drawn against Halifax away in the Buildbase FA Trophy first-round.
Ties are scheduled for Saturday, December 14.
Winning clubs will pick up £4,500 from the prize fund with losing teams also collecting £1,500.
Buildbase FA Trophy draw
1 Solihull Moors v Darlington
2 Stourbridge or South Shields v Southport
3 Bradford (Park Avenue) v Halesowen Town
4 Harrogate Town v Hartlepool United
5 Stockport County v Blyth Spartans or Alfreton Town
6 Chesterfield v Notts County
7 Hednesford v Chester
8 FC Halifax Town v Wrexham
9 AFC Telford United v Leamington
10 Farsley Celtic v Altrincham
11 Matlock Town v Chorley
12 FC United of Manchester v Kettering Town
13 AFC Fylde v Curzon Ashton
14 Atherton Colleries v Barrow AFC
15 Yeovil Town v Welling United
16 Oxford City or Hornchurch v Dulwich Hamlet or Chippenham Town
17 Kings Lynn Town or Hereford v Dover Athletic
18 Carshalton v Aveley
19 Eastleigh v Yate Town
20 Tonbridge Angels v Billericay Town or Hampton & Richmond Borough
21 Barnet v Weymouth
22 Kingstonian v Woking
23 Chelmsford City v Havant & Waterlooville
24 Enfield Town v Ebbsfleet United
25 Eastbourne Borough v Salisbury
26 Maidenhead United v Hemel Hempstead Town
27 Sutton United v Dagenham & Redbridge
28 Maidstone United or Dartford v Concord Rangers or Slough Town
29 Torquay United v Aldershot Town
30 Bath City or Gosport v Sholing or Paulton Rovers
31 Dorking Wanderers v Bromley
32 Royston Town v Boreham Wood
Vanarama National League Table
|4.||FC Halifax Town||22||5||2||4||6||2||3||11||4||7||30||26||4||37|
|13.||Dagenham & Redbridge||22||5||3||3||3||3||5||8||6||8||28||28||0||30|