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National League
Kick-offs 3pm Saturday

The leadership of the National League has changed after each of the last eight rounds of fixtures and there could be further movement at the summit this weekend with fifth-placed Wrexham in with a great chance of beating table-toppers Sutton.

Just two points separate the top eight teams in a congested division where the majority of clubs are finding it difficult to put a run together.

However, Wrexham are looking more reliable than most and approach the Sutton game with the aim of extending a seven-match unbeaten run.

Dean Keates’s side have the best defensive record in the division with just six goals conceded, and their powers of resistance were on display last weekend as they won 1-0 at Tranmere.

They will have to be just as focused against Sutton, who have benefited from spending some of the funds accrued from last season’s run to the FA Cup fifth round.

Sutton returned to the top of the table with last Saturday's 3-2 success at home to Barrow but they lost 2-0 at Woking on their last road trip and are without suspended midfielder Craig Eastmond for their tough trip to north Wales.

Woking have climbed from 16th to sixth after three wins in succession and can keep the run going by beating Hartlepool at Kingfield.

The Cards have the best home record in the division, taking 15 points from a possible 18, and can post another home win against Pools, whose recent revival (five games unbeaten) was halted by a 2-1 loss at home to Eastleigh last Saturday.

Gateshead are another team with a strong home record – winning four, drawing one and losing one – and they look likely winners against Boreham Wood, who are on a two-game losing sequence.

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Dean Keates’s side have the best defensive record in the division with just six goals conceded
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