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Lee Bradbury looks ahead to our home clash with Wrexham

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By Henry Deacon (@H_Deaconmedia)

Hawks boss Lee Bradbury expects his players to treat tomorrow’s National League clash with Wrexham as a regular league game once they take the turf come 3pm.


The Welsh outfit are due to bring a large following with them, and twinned with a larger number of home fans expected to pack the terraces, Westleigh Park could be braced with its biggest crowd of the season.


It is expected to be a great occasion for the club but first and full most attentions should be on the three points at stake.


But recent form in the league, which has seen the Hawks unbeaten since New Year’s Day, will hopefully serve as ammunition to cause a “upset”.


Bradbury said: “Off the back of some good results we face one of the biggest clubs in the league.


“We’re expecting a tough examination but one we’re looking forward to off the back of three clean sheets out of four and sitting fourth in the form table over the last four games. That’s gone and we need to continue the good work that we have done in those games.”


The build-up to the game on Saturday has had the feel of a cup tie about it, and as much as the gaffer knows it’s a big occasion in which Hawks fans for years have been itching for, he knows the players must treat it as just another opportunity to get three points.


“It’s nice to be able to face the likes of Wrexham in a league game.


“It feels like a cup game because it’s a massive club that we’ve not face before (at home) who are used to being in the higher echelons of the leagues.


“But ultimately they’re at the same level as us and we deserve to be there so we’re going to give it our best shot to try and get an upset tomorrow.”


Wrexham’s successes this season has depended in large parts to their defensive prowess. They have The National League’s tightest defence this season, conceding only 22 goals in the division this term. And the gaffer knows that we need to do the right things at the right time in order to break that cordon as well as acknowledging their experience.


“They have a lot of experience in the team. Both centre-halves are experienced, the full backs are experienced and there is experience throughout the team.


“They’ve got what it takes to win 1-0 and sometimes you need that experience to see those games out.”


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