Wrexham players must focus on game, says manager Kevin Wilkin

Wrexham players celebrate a goal against Alfreton this season
Wrexham beat Saturday's opponents Grimsby Town in the 2013 FA Trophy final at Wembley

Wrexham boss Kevin Wilkin says his players cannot get distracted by the club's 150th anniversary celebrations.

Saturday's Conference game against Grimsby Town has been designated as a commemorative match and a number of events will take place at the Racecourse.

But Wilkin says his team must concentrate on securing the win.

"I hope the players stay focused on the job in hand because Grimsby are a good side," he said.

"It's important as players, management and staff we do everything we can to make sure we play in the manner we have this season, trying to be expansive and trying to score goals.

"That is the most important thing - get the win to cap what will be an enjoyable day for everybody.

"The players do understand what it's all about. Lots of people have worked really hard behind the scenes and there's a lot of work gone into it.

"I want everybody to have a good time of course and celebrate what the club is all about."

Wrexham, eighth in the table, are expecting over 6,000 fans at the Racecourse for what would be their biggest crowd of the season in the Conference.

Wilkin hopes a good win over 11th placed Grimsby will convince many fans to return for more games this season.

"If we can get three points that would be great," Wilkin said.

"If we can get three points while playing the open and expansive football that we try to play, hopefully it will attract them back to the Racecourse and building that momentum.

"We just want to bring that feel good factor and that belief that we can be successful this season and everybody can enjoy it."

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