John Askey is aiming to ensure that his players don’t take the challenge of Wrexham lightly but admits that he is looking forward to facing them.
A place at the league summit is up for grabs in the top of the table clash, with both teams knowing that a win could see them head the National League. With such importance on the game, it has been chosen as BT Sport’s early kickoff.
It is the first of two big games at home for Askey’s men before Christmas. Saturday’s game is followed by a trip to Halifax in the FA Trophy before they return to Moss Rose to host current leaders Sutton United.
The Silkmen have already beaten Saturday’s opponents in the league, as they ran out with a 1-0 victory on the opening day. Noe Baba’s long-range effort was enough for all three points on that occasion, but Askey insists Wrexham should be respected when the game comes around.
“They’re a big club at this level,” he said.
“You think of them as a league club and one that could compete in both the first and second division.
“It has been a long time they’ve been out of it, but that doesn’t make a difference. They’ll be looking to push on and get automatic promotion. I fancy them to be there, or at least in the playoffs, at the end of the season.
“It’s down to us on the day to play how we want to against them and hopefully we’ll come away with all three points.”
By Steven Dale.