Football: Wrexham's strikers set to struggle in stalemate; YORK CITY v WREXHAM BLUE SQUARE PREMIER SETANTA SPORTS 1 7.45pm.
Byline: By Dan Childs
LONG-SUFFERING Wrexham fans were treated to a spectacular 5-0 victory at home to Stevenage on the opening day of the season but they may have to settle for a low-scoring draw in tonight's televised clash at York.
A lack of firepower was chiefly responsible for costing Wrexham their place in League Two - they managed just 38 league goals last term - and as a result manager Brian Little Brian Little can refer to:
Weymouth F.C. have arrived from Accrington and Mansfield and both were on target in their opening-day victory against Stevenage.
However, whether either can find the net on a consistent basis is open to question.
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Even Little admitted that the Stevenage game was a freak result and argued that his team were second best for the opening hour of the match - Wrexham plundered four of their goals in the final 25 minutes.
The Welsh side will be full of confidence after Saturday's result but they are up against a more disciplined defence tonight.
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And the fruits of his work were in evidence on the opening day, with City producing a disciplined performance to secure a 1-0 win at Crawley.
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Winger Martin Woolford has joined Scunthorpe and attacking midfielders Nicky Wroe Nicholas "Nicky" Wroe (born September 28 1985 in Sheffield, England) is an English footballer, currently playing for York City. Career
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Woolford's departure is probably the biggest blow because he was a regular creator and scorer of goals.
The 22-year-old weighed in with 14 goals from his position on the right-flank and his shoes will be difficult to fill.
York's lack of midfield quality is another reason why tonight's match could develop into a low scoring stalemate but layers do not appear to share that view.
In particular, Bet365 are offering 11-10 about the match featuring three goals or fewer and that quote looks too good to ignore.
Possible teams - York (4-5-1): A Krysiak; B Purkiss, D Parslow, D McGurk, M Robinson; C Farrell, M Greaves greaves
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Wrexham (4-4-2): G Ward; S Spender, D Kempson, N Brown, C Tremarco; S Brown, T Kearney, C Smith, S Aiston; S Whalley, J Louis.
Under 2.5 goals
2pts 11-10 Bet365, Boylesports
1pt 12-5 Betdirect, Hills, Stan James
Colin Walker is expected to name the same team that started Saturday's 1-0 victory at Crawley.
New signings Steven Hogg and Niall Henderson may have to wait a little longer for their full City debuts after their impressive opening to the season.
Wrexham will be without midfielder Levi Mackin, who is serving a one-match suspension after being sent off for two yellow cards in Saturday's 5-0 win over Stevenage.
Defender Kyle Critchell serves the second of a three-game suspension after a red card in the last game of last season. Otherwise, Brian Little has a full-strength squad available.
York and Wrexham have been involved in some tight-matches. Four of the last five meetings between the teams have finished all-square
Brian Little enjoyed Wrexham's 5-0 win against Stevenage