"Let's make sure Wrexham crowd wasn't a one-off," pleads Maynard
Stuart Maynard hopes another bumper home crowd can roar his side onto victory and help them claim another notable scalp this weekend.
The in-form Stones, who have won two and drawn one of their last three, host Scunthorpe United on Saturday and we want fans of Premier League and Football League clubs to come to their ground in Ruislip on Saturday to get their fix of live football during the World Cup.
With tickets at £10 for season ticket holders of other clubs and £5 for any Under-16, the Wealdstone manager hopes the crowd can get close to the record 2,817 that packed into Grosvenor Vale to see us hold Hollywood-owned Wrexham last time out.
"Let's make sure Wrexham isn't a one-off," said Maynard. "Let's keep breaking records as the more fans that come through the gate, the more money there potentially is in the budget. And then we can keep growing as a football club."
The Stones host the Iron at 3pm on Saturday and want to add them to the list of ex-EFL clubs (Barnet, Oldham, Halifax, York City, Southend and Grimsby) they have beaten in the past two seasons.
“They’re an ex-league club, they’re a huge football club that want success and want to get promoted out this league,” said Maynard. "They’ve found themselves managerless for the last 10/12 weeks now which can’t be easy, but anyone can beat anyone in this league.
“You can’t look at league positions and think that Scunthorpe at home is points on the board, we’ll go into it and approach it as if it’s Wrexham, as if it’s York away. We approach every team the same and respect them the same. We're really looking forward to the challenge."
The Stones go into the game on the back of a thrilling come-behind-win over York City on Saturday, a result that leaves them in 13th place, just four points off the play-offs. The Stones recovered from conceding a 14th-minute opener to win their first ever meeting with the Minstermen thanks to second-half goals from Miguel Freckleton and Jack Cook, who headed in the winner deep in the injury time, sparking wild scenes in the away end.
“The fans were unbelievable," said defender Charlie Barker. "We heard them through the whole game. We are happy to give everyone a good journey home, I’m sure it makes the journey a lot better. I could tell by the scenes at the end how much it meant to everyone.”
Barker, who is on loan from Charlton, insists that the players won’t be getting carried away after a landmark victory at the LNER Community Stadium on Saturday.
“This game’s now out your head and you’re looking towards the next one,” said Barker. “You enjoy it tonight, reflect on it and then tomorrow you see what’s happening next week. The boys will adjust it perfectly. We want to keep the form going, we’ve had a really good three games now, need to keep pushing on and climbing the table.”
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