This Saturday marks a historic occasion at Meadow Park as Boreham Wood host a Welsh side for the first time in their history.

Formed in 1864, Wrexham are the third oldest professional football team in the world and they visit Meadow Park on Saturday.

The Dragons are enjoying a superb start to this campaign courtesy of their five wins from five at the Racecourse Ground.

However, Ian Allinson can take some solace from the fact the Welsh side have won just once on the road, at Kidderminster Harriers, to leave them in fifth spot in the National League table.

Manager Gary Mills boasts a sizeable football pedigree and it is his glistening career in football that has players tripping over themselves to turn out for his sides.

As a player he was just 18 years old when he trotted out at the Bernabeu Stadium under Brian Clough in 1980 to help his iconic Nottingham Forest side lift the European Cup, defeating Hamburg 1-0.

That night Mills became the youngest ever player to feature in a European final.

He went on to play 200 times for Leicester City, helping them to promotion to the old Division One. In a 32-year career he played 722 games.

That total includes a cameo appearance in 2009, when at the age of 47 he came out of retirement as a 90th minute substitute whilst boss of Tamworth, whom he had guided to the Conference North title.

Mills' finest hour as a manager was guiding York City to promotion back into the Football League in 2012 and lifting the FA Trophy the same year.

It could also be argued his stint as Gateshead was an even bigger achievement. He guided the side to Wembley for the Conference Play-Off Final in 2014. But it was heartbreak on the day for the Heed as Cambridge United ended their 14-match unbeaten run to reach League Two.

Mills took up the managerial position at Wrexham at the start of this season and the improvements are already there to be seen.

After last season's 11th placed finish under Kevin Wilkin - sacked after losing out in the final of the FA Trophy to North Ferriby United - the new-look Dragons are flying and attracting higher attendances.

Mills brought in ten new players over the summer, many of whom have worked under him at previous clubs.

Defender Jamal Fyfield and midfielder Adriano Moke are both players who featured in that successful York City side, whilst goalkeeper Cameron Belford kept goal for Mills at Coventry City when he was coach of the Midlands outfit.

The current leading scorer at the club is James Gray, a 23-year-old who played for Northampton Town last season whilst on loan from Accrington Stanley.

Fans at The Racecourse Ground, the oldest stadium to hold international matches in the world, have been flocking back to watch Mills' side, who set up in a 4-3-3 formation, get it down and play attractive football.

Memories of 1992, when Mickey Thomas and Steve Watkin helped the side that finished bottom of Division Four knocked Division One champions Arsenal out of the FA Cup live on, but these are exciting times for the folk of north Wales.

Wood boss Allinson could hand a debut to defender Joe Devera after he moved to Meadow Park on Wednesday. Striker Mustafa Tiryaki will only play if he gets international clearance through from the Turkish FA in time.

It is now clear whether defender Dan Woodards, substituted in the first half of Tuesday's 3-2 defeat by Bromley, will be available or not, though.