Jonté Smith and Woking hope to be released from cold storage
Jonté Smith and his Woking team-mates hope third time is a charm to finally get some action under their belt away to Wrexham in the Vanarama National League today.
Alan Dowson’s team have not played a competitive match since edging Sutton United 1-0 in the fifth round of Buildbase FA Trophy at Gander Green Lane on February 6, having had their league fixtures away to the same opponents on February 9 and at home to Torquay United on February 12 postponed because of a frozen pitch.
“It was disappointing to have a game called off after a good win,” Smith told The Royal Gazette. “We were hoping to use that momentum into the next match, but the weather took a turn for the worse.
“You can’t control the weather being so cold that the pitches freeze and they’re unplayable. But for that to happen twice in a row is just unfortunate.
“There doesn’t seem to be any problems ahead of the game on Tuesday, so we’re hopeful to get back to playing again.
“It’s a long trip to Wales for the game, so we’d like it to be on that’s for sure.”
Today’s contest at the Racecourse Ground will be the first meeting between the teams in the league this season.
Wrexham, who are jointly owned by Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds, are ninth in the league with Woking sixteenth, nine points adrift.
Also scheduled to be in action in the National League today are Justin Donawa’s Solihull Moors who are away to Aldershot Town at the Recreation Ground.
Milan Butterfield’s Chesterfield had their match at home today with National League rivals Halifax Town postponed.
Knory Scott and Keziah Martin’s Kidderminster Harriers fixture away to Guiseley in the National League North today has also been postponed.
Nahki Wells’s Bristol City will be keen to get back to winning ways when they host Reading in the Sky Bet Championship at Ashton Gate Stadium today.
Reading won the first league encounter between the two rivals 3-1 last November.
Wells and his team-mates suffered a 6-0 thrashing away to fourth-placed Watford at the weekend, their biggest loss of the season.