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Wrexham Weekly: Road struggles continue to mount

Welcome to Wrexham…Weekly — a weekly dose of the Welsh club that has a unique connection to Philadelphia, even though it’s over 3,000 miles away. Whether you’re a local Red Dragons supporter or an intrigued observer, this is the place for you.

Now, let’s get into it.

League Two Table

League Two Table - Feb. 26, 2024

Wrexham news and highlights
  • Wrexham dropped out of the top three in the League Two table. In this tier of play, the top three teams are automatically promoted, with the next four competing in a playoff for a final promotion spot.
  • The Red Dragons picked up only one point from their two matches in the past week, following a 1-1 draw with MK Dons and a 1-0 loss to Gillingham.
Will away performance sink rising Wrexham?

After back-to-back wins, including three points on the road, Wrexham appeared to be rebounding from a slump that saw four consecutive losses and zero points earned on the road from a possible nine. 

Now that return to road form has been brought back into question.

On Feb. 20, the squad managed to pick up a hard-earned point on the road against MK Dons in a match that saw both teams go down to 10 men and a controversial non-goal for the home squad.

On Feb. 24, another road trip saw the Red Dragons come away empty-handed after a 1-0 loss to Gillingham — a match in which Wrexham maintained 58% possession and still only mustered three shots on target. 

One point in two matches, and seven points in four doesn’t seem problematic on paper, but Wrexham’s form this past week rehashed a problem that has plagued the team the entire 2023-24 campaign thus far — lackluster showings away from home.

Away from the Racecourse, the team has only netted 15 goals in 17 matches — third-lowest in the 24-team League Two. With the five teams at the top of the table only separated by five points, every point is vital in the hopes of avoiding a playoff scenario.

And Wrexham hasn’t been playing like it.

The saving grace have been matches at the Racecourse, where they have a league-leading 44 goals at home from 16 matches played. They’ve also managed to pick up more home points (38) than any other side. 

But their inability to put the ball in the back of the net on the road, such as two squandered breakaway opportunities against Gillingham, is a testament to the inconsistent form the team has put forth in its first year in League Two.

A lack of attacking talent and questionable game management has led some supporters to call for the sacking of manager Phil Parkinson. Despite the issues the team is facing, they still face a navigable path that could see them securing a second-straight promotion.

So, no, it’s not time for Parkinson to pack his bags yet and there’s been no indication from ownership that his role is in jeopardy. 

What’s ahead for Wrexham

Wrexham is back on the road again to start this week, with a Feb. 27 matchup against 23rd-place Forest Green Rovers. After which they return home on March 2 against 14th-place Accrington Stanley.

Dropping points to FG Rovers would be a massive blow to the Red Dragons. If they want to keep fighting for a top-three spot in the table, this is the kind of match they need to take away three points from — or the patience for Parkinson might grow thinner at the Racecourse.


  1. Love it. My wife is cousins with the owner… we pay close attention. Appreciate the write up.

  2. Thank you for this !
    Get in there you Reds !

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