1,593 Wrexham supporters travelled to Notts County on Sunday was better than the total attendance at NINE of National League matches, it’s been revealed by The Leader.
Despite failing season after season to get that all important promotion back to the English Football League, 11 years after losing their place from it, they continue to have away followings even some Championship clubs would be pleased to have.
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The weekend’s matches with lower total attendances than Wrexham’s away following at Notts County: AFC Fylde v Woking (1,172), Aldershot v Halifax (1,539), Barnet v Chesterfield (1,119), Barrow v Yeovil (1,218), Boreham Wood v Sutton (407), Dag & Red v Harrogate (1,048), Dover v Torquay (1,217), Maidenhead v Chorley (1,172) and Solihull v Ebbsfleet (955).
The Welsh side have already seen 11,458 enter through the turnstiles at the Racecourse Ground for their first two home matches of the season.
6,500 are already expected to turn up for their Bank Holiday weekend fixture against Barnet who sit a place below them in the table (10th).
Wrexham legend Joey Jones said last season: “I can’t believe the attendances we’re getting,” Jones told The Leader as we ramped it up for another promotion push via the play-offs.
“I was looking at an old Wrexham programme at home last week and do you know what the attendance was for a game at home to Chelsea in Division Two – what is now the Championship – in 1982?
“It was just 3,900! I thought there was a one missing when I read it and that it should have been 13,900.
“We get more than that for virtually every home game nowadays.”
Wrexham player Luke Summerfield praised his side’s supporters turnout on Sunday, he said: “We all know how good a following we have at the best of times but I think Sunday was magnificent.
“The fans got us back in the game a little bit, it was a great atmosphere and it was just a shame that we couldn’t get three points.
“The crowds we get at home are fantastic but the away following at the club is unbelievable and that showed on Sunday.
“Hopefully in a few more away games, we can get some points for them.
“I have played at Notts County with some big followings at other clubs and that was no different on Sunday.
“The away following at this club is second to none; the fans are amazing at the best of times but the away following – especially with how much travelling we have got to do in this league and such long distances – is just superb.
“Our away following has been amazing and hopefully that can continue.”
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