Barnet Football Club


Match Preview | Wrexham

The Bees host Wrexham in the early kick-off on Saturday as Brennan’s side will be looking to record their first victory in over 5 matches.


The two sides last meeting saw Wrexham win in a 12 goal thriller at the Racecourse Ground. The other 23 meetings between the sides have saw Barnet win 6, with 5 draws and Wrexham winning the remaining 12.


Nickname: The Red Dragons

Founded: 1864

Ground: Racecourse Ground

Manager: Phil Parkinson

Top Scorer: Paul Mullin (43)

League Position: 1st


Recent Result: Wrexham 3-2 Notts County


One to Watch: Paul Mullin


Paul Mullin has started every match for Wrexham so far in the 2022/23 campaign, playing a further 96% of all minutes. In his 42 National League appearances the Liverpool born striker has scored an impressive 35 goals, averaging a goal every 103 minutes.


Throughout the duration of his football career, the striker has played the Bees 9 times and has won 5 of those meetings, with him only ever being beaten twice. In those 9 meetings Mullin has scored 4 goals.


Mullin joined Wrexham in July 2021 and has since become a legend of the club having scored an impressive 71 goals in 86 appearances.


In the Dugout: Phil Parkinson


Parkinson’s footballing career began in 1985 at Southampton, a club he would make 0 appearances for before being shipped off to Bury in 1988. The Englishman played for Bury for 4 years and made a total of 145 appearances for the club before leaving for Reading in 1992, a club which he would make most of his appearances at. The Chorley born man amassed a total of 361 appearances for the side and retired in 20023 to enter management.


The former midfielder began his venture into management with Colchester United and steered them to safety upon his arrival in February 2003. In his 3rd season in charge, he took the club to an unlikely promotion to the Championship after finishing in 2nd place in League One. Despite promoting the club, he left with a year on his contract to join Hull City.


Parkinson’s spell at Hull was unsuccessful and he left within the year and went on to represent the likes of Bolton Wanderers, Sunderland and now Wrexham.


Parkinson and Brennan have locked horns 6 times, with both managers winning twice and settling for a draw twice. Throughout his managerial career Parkinson has also faced the Bees a total of 9 times, winning 7, drawing 1 and losing 1.


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