Defender on trial with Dragons

WREXHAM are currently running the rule over former Lincoln City defender Aaron Brown whose contract with the Sincil Bank club was terminated by mutual consent at the beginning of this month.

The Bristol-born 29-year old played 160 games for Bristol City and made another 100 or so in total for Swindon and Lincoln, most of them at left-back. He could figure in this evening’s reserve-team match against Blackpool.

Wrexham manager Dean Saunders said yesterday: “Aaron is a free agent. There’s a chance he could be involved in the game tomorrow if his international clearance comes through in time.”

The game is subject to a lunchtime inspection of Buckley Town’s Globe Way pitch and Brown, if he plays, would be the senior member of what is a youthful Dragons squad.

None of the players who have regularly figured in Blue Square Premier League matches will play this evening, with the Racecourse boss anxious to avoid fresh injuries ahead of what promises to be a punishing schedule of games.

Strikers Gareth Taylor (ankle) and Wes Baynes (ill) are both doubts for Saturday’s home game against Crawley Town, defender Frank Sinclair will be out for at least three more weeks and striker Marc Williams has been ruled out for the rest of the season.

“There is a fine line between keeping everyone as sharp and as match-fit as possible and picking up injuries in reserve-team games,” added Saunders. “I’m saving all the senior professionals at the present time because we need them to be fit if and when they are called upon.

“With our schedule anyone who picks up a two-week injury could miss up to six matches.”