It was a title race for the ages, and tomorrow Wrexham and Notts County face off for the first time since their titanic National League title challenge which was won by the Welsh team.
The Reds go to Meadow Lane having hauled themselves into the automatic promotion places for the first time this season, with their opponents having led the way in League Two for over a month but slipped to second recently with the excellent form of Stockport County seeing them toppled off top spot.
Both teams may not reach the 100-point tally that they reached last season, but you get their increasing feeling that one, if not both, of these teams will achieve back-to-back promotions.
With this highly anticipated clash coming, it was Wrexham assistant manager Steve Parkin who spoke about how the County, and in particular their manager Luke Williams, would like to set a marker in this new season of how far they have come and to do so over their rivals from last season would mean so much.
Super. Ben. Foster. 🧤
Last time we faced Notts County, @BenFoster did this 🤯
— Wrexham AFC (@Wrexham_AFC) October 27, 2023
As reported by The Leader, Parkin said. “In the context of last season and the game that we had here with the late penalty save, it all adds spice to it. There’s a lot of rivalry over what happened last year and there will be a big crowd there. It is a great game to look forward to.”
Wrexham are currently unbeaten in seven across all competitions and are at last hitting their stride
“It is two really good teams going head to head and we can’t wait. I am sure Notts County will be fired up and I am sure our lads will be fired up. It will be the best team on the day. It will be about common sense and staying nice and cool and see who comes out on top.
“I think there’s more to come from us. We have got a great collection of points already but I still feel there is more to come from us as a group.”
This is another test for Notts County off the back of a recent defeat to still-unbeaten Mansfield. If they can navigate this one it will stand them in good stead going forward into the busy festive period. However, Wrexham are now showing the form that had them as favourites to run through this division with little to no problem.
It is without doubt the game of the day and should Parkin’s words of his team having “more to come” then it could be ominous for the rest of League Two, let alone County on Saturday.