Sutton will look to pick up points away from home for the first time this season on Tuesday, making the trip to Wrexham for the first time since November 2020, with the game being live streamed on our iFollow service. Sutton will be in amber.
That game, played behind closed doors during the Covid pandemic, finished in a 4-0 win to Wrexham after U's players had had a heavily disrupted journey, with the goalless draw at Sutton later in the season continuing the trend of neither side having won a league game on the other's ground.
It was Sutton who won the National League and promotion at the end of that season, though, with Wrexham having to wait until last season to repeat that success and end their fifteen year absence from the EFL after a change of ownership that has propelled the club in to the headlines over the last two years. After an uncertain start when they lost 5-3 at home to MK Dons in their first game, Wrexham have climbed the table and go in to tomorrow's game in fourth place, five points behind leaders Stockport, not having been beaten at home since that opening day defeat. 23 of their 28 league goals have come at home, and they have only failed to score fewer than three at home once, against Doncaster, but they have conceded five goals on three occasions this season, two of those at home and the other away to current leaders Stockport when former U's striker Isaac Olaofe scored a hat trick.
Referee Seb Stockbridge is an experienced official whose only previous refereeing engagement involving Sutton was the EFL Trophy final at Wembley against Rotherham two seasons ago.
There will be no tickets on sale on the night to Sutton supporters, but U's look set to be backed by over 200 followers at a ground where, with the exception of that game in November 2020, there has never been more than one goal between the teams and U's have twice come away with a draw, most memorably in 2017 thanks to a spectacular injury time equaliser from Ross Lafayette while Harry Beautyman was U's scorer in September 2019, the first visit under Matt Gray's management.
We have also been informed by Wrexham that no alcohol will be on sale to Sutton supporters inside the ground.
As it is a midweek game those not travelling can watch the game on our iFollow system for £10 whether at home or abroad, and a match pass can be bought here.
The Supporters' club coach is booked for 11.15am for an 11.30 departure. For independent travellers who are driving,, leave the M6 at junction 10A and follow the M54 for its entire length before continuing on the A5 round Shrewsbury and Oswestry until the other side of Chirk. Then take the A483 towards Wrexham at a roundabout. Leave the A483 at junction 5, the A541, and follow signs to Wrexham town centre, and the ground is on the left, postcode LL11 2AH. Look for parking in the university car park adjacent to the ground, price £5.
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