PAUL RUTHERFORD believes supporters will see a different Wrexham when they face Harrogate Town at The Racecourse tonight.

The teams meet in a replay after Saturday's FA Cup fourth qualifying round tie ended in a goalless draw.

That was the second stalemate between the sides on the artificial surface at Wetherby Road in a month, with Wrexham limited to half chances at the weekend.

But Rutherford believes home advantage will mean Wrexham can impose themselves more on the game as the Reds attempt to reach the first round for the first time in four seasons.

"The Racecourse lends itself to more of an expansive game so hopefully we can assert ourselves a little bit more on them and we can pile the pressure onto them this time," said Rutherford.

"The 4G surface is completely different to what most teams are used to playing on the grass.

"It doesn't really affect me but there are differences in how both pitches play and we are more suited to a bigger, more expansive pitch at The Racecourse, and that is where we can really make our cutting edge count."

Wrexham have kept two clean sheets against fellow National League high-fliers Harrogate but Rutherford believes the Reds can be more of an attacking threat at The Racecourse.

"The first time we played Harrogate we had a couple of opportunities," said Rutherford.

"If one of them goes in it is the perfect away performance; you have kept a clean sheet, you have been solid and you have nicked a goal.

"Saturday was slightly different. I don't think we had the same amount of cutting edge.

"I don't think that was due to personnel, it was the pattern of the game. It didn't really lend itself to being an expansive game and allow us to go and make things happen as much as we'd have liked.

"But it was a good all-round performance and we are looking forward to getting them here."

Manager Sam Ricketts packed the midfield on Saturday and Rutherford felt a draw was a fair result.

"Harrogate will look at it and say they had a couple of chances, we had a couple of half chances," said Rutherford.

"On reflection it was a game of limited quality if I am really honest and a draw was a fair result.

"It was a difficult game, they are really good at what they do in terms of piling pressure on and trying to play the numbers game, and I thought we stood up to it quite well.

"I am looking forward to getting them back to The Racecourse now after playing them twice at their ground, and hopefully we can show them what a different team we can be at home."

Rutherford, spending his third season with Wrexham, registered a first for the club at Harrogate.

"It was my first start in any cup competition for Wrexham," added Rutherford.

"The first year I missed both through injury and last year I was on the bench for both, and unfortunately we went out in the first round on each occasion.

"I was made up to make my first start in the FA Cup and hopefully we can progress tonight."

The Hays Travel Stand on Mold Road is the only stand open for Wrexham supporters, via turnstiles 25-30.

Due to the short turnaround, there will be no advance tickets, just pay cash at the turnstiles on the night.

Prices are £10 for adults, £5 for over 65 and u21s, and £1 for over 80 and u18s.