Wrexham vs Notts County preview: How to watch, team news, kick-off time, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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A vital game in the early stages of the Vanarama National League as sixth-place Wrexham host fifth-place Notts County at the Racecourse Ground on Monday.

The Red Dragons have taken four points from their first two games with a 2-2 draw against Solihull Moors followed by a solid 2-0 victory at Eastleigh.

For the Magpies, they have also claimed four points from their opening two fixtures. A 5-0 runaway at Barnet was followed up with a 1-1 draw against last year's play-off finalists Torquay United.

Team news

Jake Hyde collected a brace in Wrexham's previous match in just his second appearance in a Red Dragons shirt. Harry Lennon replaced Max Cleworth in defense and is expected to retain his place in the side.

Notts County strengthened their midfield with the signings of Edward Francis and Matt Palmer from Grasshopper Club Zurich and Swindon Town, respectively and both will be conuted on to play key roles in the Magpies season.

Predicted lineups

Wrexham: Lainton; Lennon, Hayden, French; Reckford, Davies, Young, Jones, Tozer; Mullin, Hyde

Notts County: Slocombe; Rawlenson, Cameron, Brindley; Kelly-Evans, Francis, Palmer, Chicksen; Roberts, Rodrigues, Wootton

Ones to watch

Paul Mullin

One of the biggest signings in the division was Wrexham bringing in the former Cambridge United, who scored 32 goals in helping the U's to promotion last season. He was on target for the Red Dragons in the draw against Solihull Moors. 

Kyle Wottoon

The Magpies forward bagged a brace in Notts County's romp over Barnet and combining with Ruben Rodrigues, who also scored twice against the Bees, gives the visitors one of the most formidable duos in the National League.

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Previous meetings

Since dropping into the National League in the 2019/20 season, Notts County is unbeaten in three matches against Wrexham, holding the Red Dragons to one goal.

The Magpies recorded a pair of 1-0 victories last season. In February, Mark Ellis scored with ten minutes left and they hung on despite a late red card to Kyle Wootton.

In May, Jake Reeves struck in the 27th minute with a low shot for the only goal of the match to stretch Notts County's unbeaten run to six matches.

How to watch

The match will be televised by BT Sport. Kick-off is scheduled for 14:30 BST.