Wrexham’s new loan signing Scott Quigley will reunite with his former boss Craig Harrison this Saturday.
Hartlepool United v Wrexham
Vanarama National League
Saturday 20th January 2018, 3pm
The striker developed under Harrison in the Welsh Premier and came up through the youth setup at former club TNS. His performances earned him a £35,000 move to Blackpool in August 2017. Quigley’s progression has however been slow at Bloomfield Road with just nine appearances. He will be especially keen to prove himself on his debut in front of a sell out crowd at Victoria Park.
“The coming together of rival clubs and Hartlepool fans doing what they’ve been doing leaves you speechless really and quite emotional.”
— Hartlepool United FC (@Official_HUFC) January 19, 2018
The game is massive for both sides but for very different reasons. Wrexham look to continue their promotion push whilst Hartlepool are playing for the future of their club. The large 7,000 plus crowd will be boosted by supporters from all over the North East and Scotland alongside a sizable Wrexham following.
Pool have to raise £200,000 before the end of the month to avoid going into administration. Unfortunately the gate receipts are unlikely to be enough to pay their large HMRC bill alone but it all helps. It is a situation that Wrexham can more than identify with but must not let any sympathy get in the way of progressing up the league.
Although playing in front of a large, passionate home crowd will not be ideal for Wrexham the good news is that they have Scott Boden, Kevin Roberts and James Jennings back after recent illness.
Head to Head Key Facts
Wrexham and Hartlepool haven’t shared a division in over 10 years with the sides drawing 0-0 at The Racecourse earlier in the season.
Wrexham’s last win at Hartlepool was a classic as they won 6-4 with Juan Ugarte scoring an incredible 5 goals.
The game can be followed via the Twitter hashtag #savepoolsday
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