Dover will be looking to maintain their impressive record against Wrexham when the Welsh side come calling in the National League on Saturday.
Boss Chris Kinnear’s side are unbeaten in five games against the Dragons since winning promotion to non-league’s top-flight after winning three games and drawing two, including the 0-0 draw at the Racecourse Ground on the opening day of this season.
Of those wins, two have been at Crabble, with Ricky Miller and now Gateshead winger, Toby Ajala, scoring in the 2-1 win at the venue last season.
Miller’s opened the scoring with a header from a Nicky Deverdics free-kick and the pair could be reunited in Saturday’s game after midfielder Deverdics joined Whites on loan from League Two Hartlepool United this week.
Deverdics and fellow new arrivals, winger James Caton, who made four appearances for Wrexham last season while on loan from Shrewsbury Town, and defender Bondz N’Gala, will all come into reckoning for the clash.
WREXHAM’S RECENT FORM
The Dragons will arrive in Kent on an impressive run of form and in 10th place on the league ladder.
They are unbeaten in their past five league games after four wins and a draw, 1-1 at arch rivals Chester.
Wrexham’s latest win saw them come from behind to beat Guiseley 3-1 at the Racecourse Ground last Saturday.
A double from National League Player of the Month for January, John Rooney, who had come on as a substitute, and Ntumba Massena, secured the three points.
06/08/16: Wrexham 0-0 Dover Athletic
09/04/16: Wrexham 0-1 Dover Athletic
10/10/15: Dover Athletic 2-1 Wrexham
31/03/15: Wrexham 1-1 Dover Athletic
20/01/15: Dover Athletic 2-0 Wrexham
Whites’ top scorer in the National League this season is Ricky Miller with 27 after his double in the 3-1 win against Chester at Crabble two weeks ago.
Miller’s strike partners Ross Lafayette and Moses Emmanuel are also both in double figures with Emmanuel on 11 and Lafayette with 10 to his name.
Rooney is Wrexham’s leading man with 11 goals.
DOVER TEAM NEWS
Assistant boss Jake Leberl said on Friday that only striker Tyrone Marsh (knee) was not available.
Tickets can still be purchased on the day but supporters should note that this match IS segregated.
The game starts at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip up the hill to Crabble, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!
SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES (3pm)
Chester v Gateshead
Aldershot Town v Barrow
Braintree Town v North Ferriby
Forest Green Rovers v Boreham Wood
Guiseley v Eastleigh
Lincoln City v Woking
Solihull Moors v Sutton United
Southport v Dagenham & Redbridge
Torquay United v Macclesfield Town
Tranmere Rovers v Bromley
York City v Maidstone United
Dover hit the road for two National League games at North Ferriby United and Woking Town with Supporters Club coach details as follows for travelling fans.
NORTH FERRIBY UNITED (3pm Saturday, February 18)
Coach leaves Crabble at 7.30am and the cost is as follows:
Adults Members £30, Adult Non Members £45 and accompanied child (under 16) £10.
WOKING TOWN (7.45pm Tuesday, February 28)
Coach leaves Crabble at 4.30pm and the cost is as follows:
Adults Members £15, Adult Non Members £30 and accompanied child (under 16) £10.
Please call or text Andy Fisher on 0793 4300335 to book your seat or see him in the Centre Spot before or after today’s game.
You are now required to pay for your seat in advance in cash or by cheque or via bank transfer.
Visit http://www.dasc.co.uk/ for all the details.