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Saunders names an unchanged squad for York's visit.

WREXHAM boss Dean Saunders has named an unchanged squad for Wrexham's Blue Square Premier clash with York at the Racecourse tonight.

The new manager, who has a busy week to look forward to in his capacity as WalesNo2toJohn Toshack, hailed his side's work rate at the weekend after they twice came from behind to snatch a win at Forest Green Rovers that lifted them to 13th in the table, two places above York.

With questions being asked in the media about Saunders' ability to split his time between Wrexhamand his duties with Wales, he has drafted in former Everton defender Terry Darracott as his right-hand man at the Racecourse.

Darrocott, 57, who finished his playing career with the Dragons before being forced into early retirement after suffering a knee injury, will take charge of team affairs when Saunders is away on national duty.

"Terry is someone I can trust and someone who shares a similar football philosophy to myself," said Saunders. "He will be my eyes and ears on those occasions when I am away on international duty with Wales.

"I know I can trust him to look after anything in my absence and he will work alongside Brian Carey and Joey Jones on the coaching side of things."

The Wrexham boss is without midfielder Tom Kearney and defensive trio Simon Spender (elbow), Kyle Critchell and Gareth Evans (both ankle) tonight, while York - who beat the Dragons 1-0 at Bootham Crescent in August - are still without midfielder Steven Hogg as he continues to nurse an old thigh injury.

York's On ome Sodje is out for between four and six weeks, with Daniel McBreen or Richard Brodie likely to deputise.

Saunders will be hoping for more of the same from two-goal hero Marc Williams, who impressed with his man-of-the-match performance at the weekend.

"Forget Marc's goals, although his header was brilliant," said Saunders. "He worked hard and that's all I'm after."
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
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Date:Oct 7, 2008
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