Bromley v Wrexham – Preview
Bromley v Wrexham – Preview

In form Bromley are back in National League action again on Tuesday night when they entertain promotion challengers Wrexham at Hayes Lane.

The match was originally scheduled for December, but The Red Dragons were in FA Cup action that day, which enforced the change of date to a midweek fixture. Wrexham travel down from North Wales having lost their last two matches 2-1 away to Salford City and 1-0 at home to Dover Athletic on Saturday. Prior to that Graham Barrow’s men had been on a good run and had beaten Salford City at home 5-1 on Boxing Day before winning 1-0 at Solihull Moors four days later.

The Red Dragons currently sit in third place on 53 points from 28 games, while Bromley are ten places lower on 36 points from 28 league matches played, four points off the leaders Leyton Orient. They will be keen to rediscover winning ways to keep their challenge for automatic promotion back to the Football League alive.

The Ravens have had an excellent Festive period picking up four wins from five and moving up to thirteenth place, on Saturday they defeated AFC Fylde 3-2 with a double from JJ Hooper and Frankie Sutherland’s eighth successful penalty of the season. Neil Smith was delighted with his sides performance at the weekend and having a settled line up has proved to be crucial to the upturn in form.

With Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe and John Goddard having returned to their parent clubs after loan spells, only Hooper remains of the seven loanees the club has used this campaign. Having scored five goals in six games, the club will be very keen to extend the Grimsby striker’s stay at Hayes Lane, with JJ clearly enjoying his stay at his home town club.

When the sides met at The Racecourse Ground in September they drew 2-2 with Bromley coming back from two down thanks to a Sutherland penalty and a late own goal.

This should be another entertaining game for the Hayes Lane faithful, who are now watching a confident side with the fear of a relegation battle now somewhat averted as they take on a promotion hopeful.