Wrexham v Huddersfield Town

Huddersfield Town story posted by Phill Rodgerson on 21/10/2002
Town will lock horns with recently relegated Wrexham in the first round of the LDV Vans this Tuesday. After last seasons disappointing exit to Blackpool in the Area Final after a fantastic display Town will look for a cup push once again this season.Wrexham v Huddersfield Town

Town have a distinct lack of silverware in the cabinet and the LDV Vans Trophy poses a real opportunity for the Terriers to add to the cabinet. But this doesn't mean that last years 2nd-round opposition Wrexham will be any pushovers.

After a good record in League matches last season with a 5-1 win at home a point taken away as well as dumping them out of the Vans Trophy Wrexham will be looking to return the favour.

As most fans will know, Town are looking to build on two tremendous League victories after registering 5 goals in the last 2 games and keeping two clean sheets. Wrexham, on the other hand, come off the back of a narrow 4-3 defeat to Hartlepool in which they were unlucky after a second half fight-back.

The team news for the Terrier's is that the winning formula that Mick Wadsworth has conjured up this past week should remain unchanged. Danny Schofield may get a look-in after appearing from the bench on Saturday but is still expected to remain seated for the start of the match. New boy Kevin Sharp will have an even bigger incentive for beating Wrexham after they released him towards the end of last season.

Paul Edwards (ankle) and Dan Bennet (thigh) have maanger Denis Smith sweating as they will face late fitness assessments ahead of the clash. The midfielder and defender look likely to miss the game after picking up knocks in their last match. Wrexham will also be without suspended duo Craig Morgan and Carlos Edwards, the latter of which is serving the last of his 3-match ban.

In a total of 15 meetings between the sides Town have gained the upperhand with 8 wins against Wrexhams meagre 2. Both of which came at their place. The Red Dragons have been unable to turn the Terriers over in the last eight encounters.

Phills Prediction: The signs look good for Town. I think a continuation of form is on the cards and Town should cruise to a comfortable 3-1 win.


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