The Bees are off to Wales in the Vanarama National League – travelling to Wrexham AFC on Tuesday 5th April (19:45 KO).
We’ve created this Match Preview full of all the important information you will need ahead of kick-off.
There will be no away ticket sales at Wrexham.
It is an all ticket game, so please do not travel if you do not already have a ticket.
Nickname: The Dragons
Stadium: Racecourse Ground (10,771 capacity)
Manager: Phil Parkinson
Top Scorer: Paul Mullin (17 goals)
League Position: 3rd
IN: Ollie Palmer (AFC Wimbledon), Lee Camp (Clitheroe), Callum McFadzean (Crewe Alexandra), Thomas O’Connor (Burton Albion).
OUT: Jamie Reckford (Boreham Wood), Jake Bickerstaff (Nantwich Town, loan) Devonte Redmond (Kidderminster Harriers, loan), Cameron Green (St Albans City, loan), Charlie Trafford (Unassigned).
LAST TIME OUT
Wrexham 2 – 0 Stockport
FA Trophy Semi-Final
Wrexham: Christian Dibble, Reece Hall-Johnson, Aaron Hayden, Ben Tozer, Max George Cleworth, Callum McFadzean (Liam McAlinden 73’), James Jones (Daniel Adam Jarvis 73’), Luke Young ©, Paul Mullin, Ollie Palmer. Subs (not used): Lee Camp, Shaun Brisley, Tyler French, Jordan Ponticelli, Dior Angus.
Bees 2 – 2 Yeovil Town
Vanarama National League
Bees: Jake Askew, Ben Richards-Everton, Rob Hall (Teddy Howe 82’), Ross Marshall (Louis Walsh 87’), Ephron Mason-Clark ©, Adam Marriott, Reiss Greenidge, Wes Fonguck, Sam Beard, Sam Woods (Ryan De Havilland 3’), Reece Grego-Cox. Subs (not used): Aymen Azaze, Sam Granville.
Phil Parkinson began playing as a trainee at Southampton. Despite making no appearances for the Saints, he secured a move to Bury where he made his senior debut.
After four years, the midfielder transferred to Reading where he stayed for 11 years – which is the club he retired at.
Following his playing days, Parkinson began his managerial career at Colchester United achieving promotion for them, before also doing so at Bolton Wanderers and Bradford City.
He was appointed as manager of Wrexham in July 2021 on a 12-month rolling contract.
ONE TO WATCH
Ollie Palmer began his senior playing career at Woking after coming through their academy system.
The 30-year-old went on to spend permanent spells at Havant & Waterlooville, Mansfield Town, Leyton Orient and Lincoln City.
In 2018, a move to Crawley Town saw the striker log 29 goals in 76 appearances, before he moved to AFC Wimbledon in 2020.
In January of this year, Wrexham bought Palmer off the Dons for £300,000 – a record fee for the club.
Palmer has scored eight goals in 11 league appearances for the Dragons since arriving at the Racecourse Ground.
Referee: Michael Barlow
Assistant Referee: William Davis
Assistant Referee: Paul Ince
Fourth Official: Peter Brown
COME ON YOU BEES!