PREVIEW | Chester v Wrexham

    It is the game we have all been waiting for – as Wrexham visit the Swansway in the first cross-border derby of the season.

    Marcus Bignot has rallied around Chester fans this week, urging supporting to flock down to Bumpers Lane in their numbers. The biggest attendance in nearly three years is expected, with Wrexham selling out their allocation also.

    Last time out, the Blues showed excellent character to come from two goals behind at Eastleigh. James Akintunde and Ryan Astles scored to send the visitors home with a deserved point.

    Wrexham have started this season brilliantly – sitting up in third place, after plenty of investment in their side this summer.

    Dean Keates side have struggled to pick up a clean run of results recently – losing at AFC Fylde, and conceding a late equaliser at home to Leyton Orient last time out.


    Wednesday night marks the 154th cross border derby – with the Blues having the advantage in terms of victories since reformation in 2010.

    Wrexham have not won at the Swansway since 2010, and the Blues have been victorious in three of the eight fixtures, Wrexham winning twice.

    The Swansway has sprung up some memorable derbies in the past, including a last minute winner back in 2014, and the 2-1 victory over ten years ago.


    Shaun Pearson – Defender

    Well, it is not very often a centre-half is the player that supporters must see as a threat.

    Pearson’s experience in this division, including promotion with Grimsby Town in 2016, just shows the leadership and how levelled headed the 28-year old is.

    The York-born defender has previous experience in a footballing rivalry, when the Mariners faced Lincoln City on several occasions during his 5 year spell.

    Match Details

    Kick off at the Swansway Chester Stadium tonight is 7.45pm. Click here for road closure info following the game

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    Come on you Blues!