- Published: Wednesday 08 September 2010
Airbus UK Broughton reluctantly travel to Latham Park this evening for the 2nd Leg of their League Cup encounter with Andy Cale`s Newtown. Airbus won the 1st leg 4-2 in a game where both side sides made numerous changes and the 2nd leg is expected to be a similar affair.
The tie was originally scheduled for Tuesday 7th Sept with Newtown`s designated midweek night a Tuesday in the League handbook, understandably Newtown moved the game with League Secreatary John Deakin to the Wednesday as they played on Sunday at Neath and would not have wished to play 2 games in 48 hours, however that is what is faced by the Wingmakers as they travel to table toppers Bangor City on Friday 48 hours after this League Cup tie.
Manager Craig Harrison is likely to make multiple changes with Bangor City at the back of his mind, whilst still hoping to field a side strong enough to hold on to a 2 goal cushion at Latham Park.
Likely absentees similar to last week are Kristian Rogers, Matty Woodward, Danny Desormeaux, Ashley Williams, Andy Moran and Carl Owen with further players who have started league games of late potentially being protected for the game at Farrar Road on Friday. Phil Clarke and Richie Dorman have been carrying slight knocks and are unlikely to be risked by Harrison.
Harrison will have to decide between Callum Hawthorne and Chris Doran between the sticks as he looks to give both keepers minutes, and returning to the side will be Matty Cook unavailable at the weekend and Player Coach and former Wolves star Jamie Smith who begins his campaign on the field this evening, Wrexham youngster Leon Clowes and Nick Rushton are again included as they begin to settle into life at the Airfield and Gio Feliceillo will look to put in a big performance as he looks to regain his starting slot after suspension.
Harrison is likely to give opportunities to new signing ex Wrexham youngster Simon Smith along with a number of youngsters from the Youth and Reserve sides including young James Davies whose international clearance has finally come through in time for him to make his Season debut.
Harrison said "Its unfortunate that we have to play twice in 48 hours, its not ideal for any Club, but it gives some of the youngsters and lads that need minutes a great opportunity to play their way into my thoughts, we did well last week against Newtown and I will be expecting the same from the lads this evening"
Harrisons squad is likely to be choosen from
1. Hawthorne 2. Doran 3. Edwards 4. Davies 5. Clowes 6. Feliceillo 7. McManus 8. Cook 9. Smith(j) 10. Rowlands 11. Smith (s) 12. Rushton 13. Hamilton 14. Povey 15. Meacock 16. Nash. 17 Abraham
Kick Off at Latham Park is 7.30pm for those that are travelling to Mid Wales, for those that are not then there is a game at the Airfield this evening where Wrexham Reserves take on Oldham Reserves in the totesport.com reserves Division with a 7pm kick off £4 Adults £2 concessions/children Season ticket holders can gain entry for £1 only.