I’LL be at the Racecourse this afternoon for Wrexham’s first taste of Blue Square Premier football and, I suspect like a fair number of fans, I’ll be a little bit nervous about the game against Stevenage Borough, who are one of the sides tipped to do really well this season.
It’s vital that the Dragons get off to a good start in what promises to be a very tough and unfamiliar environment, especially when you consider the calibre of the opposition to come in a crowded first month of the calendar.
No-one can say manager Brian Little has been afraid to make sweeping changes since the end of the last campaign and there have been one or two raised eyebrows I’m sure with the comings and goings.
What can be said in Little’s favour is that he’s been there and done it before (with Darlington) so he must have some idea of what is required. The axing of fans’ favourites Neil Roberts and Danny Williams puts a bit of pressure on a few of the new faces to deliver the goods and one can only hope the manager has put his faith in the right players.
Last week’s 6-0 win at Stafford Rangers, albeit in a friendly, was certainly encouraging but I’m sure it will be very different this afternoon. I’ve seen a few games in this league and it’s very physical.
Nevertheless, I think it’s imperative that Wrexham regain their League status just as soon as possible because the longer teams are away the harder it is.
But if the club’s fans have anything to do with it, the Dragons’ exile will prove temporary.