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20th december 2002 
Wrexham AFC
At The
Racecourse Ground
21/12/02 3:00pm
Danny WilliamsSean Parrish It's a chance for Danny Williams and Sean Parrish to go and visit the relatives tomorrow and once they've done that they can help to give their home town club a clattering.

They both started their careers playing schoolboy football in Wrexham but as Danny's went up when he joined Liverpool, Sean headed over to nearby Shrewsbury and then Telford Utd.  Danny was released by Liverpool after failing to make the grade and returned to Wrexham to claim a regular place in their team.

Sean eventually left non league football to join Doncaster Rovers, Northampton and finally Chesterfield.

Danny joined us in July 2001 and Sean came a year later in July 2002.

Danny missed last weeks home defeat to York City due to suspension but would be expected to be starting tomorrow as will Sean.

Scott Stamps and Adie Smith are the only ones missing again so it only remains to be seen what Drewe Broughton's punishment will be for his sending off.  He already has a four match ban to look forward to so will Britton get tough with him and sit him on the bench in place of Bo Henriksen or will he go the whole hog and drop him completely as well as fine him.

Now on loan striker Andy Bishop has been rewarded with a season long spell at Aggborough he should make the team again, especially after his performance last week.  Along side Bo could be a good option for us.

We haven't played Wrexham in the league before but we have played them in the Welsh Cup.  The first time was back in 1986 after we had beaten Hereford Utd in the two legged semi final.
We won 4-1 in the first leg at Aggborough and then went to Edgar Street where we were in danger of going out after Hereford stormed into a 3-0 lead making it 4-4 on aggregate.  On the away goals count double rule this meant that they would have gone on to the final against the winners of the Cardiff v Wrexham tie.

Kim Casey Thank God for Mick Touhy.  He popped up with the minutes ticking away to make it 3-1 with the Reds winning 5-4 overall.

The Final was held at Wrexham, no I don't know why, and it ended all square at 1-1 with our goal coming from Kim Casey.  The replay was at Aggie a few days later but we eventually went down to the league side 2-1 after taking an early lead through Case.  Wrexham came back with both goals from Jim Steele.

Two years later we had another chance in the same competition but we went out in the semi-finals losing both legs.  2-1 at Aggborough and then 3-2 at Wrexham.

We now have a good chance for revenge.

Wrexham were one of the favourites for an early return to the 2nd Division after being relegated last season.  They're still one of the favourites and have been near the top of the league all season.

They also have one of the leading scorers in the league in Andy Morrell with David Trundle not far behind him.  Morrell missed their last game against Carlisle with a dead leg but is expected to be fit for our visit.

They also have keeper problems with first choice keeper Andy Dibble out of action so Paul Whitfield will continue to deputise in goal.  Jim Whitley is doubtful after turning his ankle and Paul Barrett has a slight groin strain.

Paul Edwards injured his back against Carlisle, Brian Carey has Achilles tendon problems, Dennis Lawrence has a septic toe and Lee Trundle has been under the weather but should be fit.  Shaun Pejic, Paul Whitfield and Luke Campbell have all been down with the same bug but Wrexham are sure they'll be ready to face us.


Harriers from:
Brock, Danby, Joy, Melligan, Ayres, Hinton, Williams, Coleman, Parrish, Flynn, Bennett, Shilton, Ducros, Doyle, Foster, Broughton, Bishop, Henriksen, Khela.

Wrexham from:
Dibble, Whitley, Holmes, Roberts, Carey, Lawrence, P Edwards, Jones, Trundle, Ferguson, Morrell, Barrett, Rogers, C Edwards, Bennett, Phillips, Russell, Pejic, Thomas, Evans, Whitfield, Campbell, Sam, Morgan, Jones.

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