MATTY DONE is used to friends and family coming to watch him but many won’t be supporting him tomorrow.

The 31-year old winger returns to where his career began when his League One Rochdale side face Wrexham at The Racecourse in the first round of the FA Cup.

After progressing through the youth ranks at The Racecourse and making his first-team debut under Reds boss Denis Smith at the age of 16 in a pre-season friendly against Liverpool, Done played for Hereford, Barnsley and Sheffield United before returning to Rochdale for a third spell in 2017.

Family members have followed Oswestry-born Done’s career with interest but with some of his friends being Wrexham season ticket holders, he won’t have them in his corner tomorrow.

“This is the first time I have played against Wrexham in my life,” said Done. “It will be weird.

“It will be nice to go back home and a place very close to my heart.

“I have got a lot of friends and family back in Wrexham and for once the family won’t have too far to go for an away game.

“The club is not where it wants to be in the football pyramid at the moment but I have still got friends who are Wrexham season-ticket holders and they go home and away.

“As soon as the draw came out, the phone went with a lot of friends getting in touch.

“It was the same when we drew Manchester United away in the Carabao Cup. My phone was going non-stop then but Wrexham still had to beat Chesterfield.”

Wrexham drew 0-0 at Chesterfield in the fourth qualifying round and won the replay three days later to set up a home tie against Rochdale.

Done was eager to find out the Reds’ result after playing in a match of his own on the same night.

“We played MK Dons at home and won 2-0,” said Done.

“I came in after the game and the first thing I looked for was to see how Wrexham had got on against Chesterfield, and it came up 1-0.

“I am delighted to go back there, I am really looking to the game.

“I know a few of the lads who play for Wrexham from playing against them throughout the years.”

Done, who played in the Championship for Barnsley, admits it will be a strange feeling playing against Wrexham for the first time since leaving for Hereford in June 2008.

“I have played against former clubs before, Sheffield United and Barnsley, and I have gone back to Rochdale,” said Done.

“But this will be a completely different feeling.

“When I went back to other clubs, it was such a quick turnaround after leaving them and this is more than 11 years since I was at Wrexham.

“This is where it all started and where I have got great memories of.

“I think I was nine when I started at Wrexham and I was 18 when I left.

“I had just turned 16 in the June and I made my debut in the Liverpool friendly in the July.”

Done insists the FA Cup is a competition Rochdale take seriously.

Dale reached the fifth round and held Tottenham Hotspur to a 2-2 draw at Spotland in 2017-18 before losing the Wembley replay 6-1, with Done starting both games, and he doesn’t want to be on the receiving end of an upset against National League strugglers Wrexham.

“It is a special competition and we hold it in the same regard,” said Done.

“I think everyone does. Whatever level you are in the football pyramid, you enjoy the FA Cup.

“It is an escape from the week in, week out, of league football.

“Wrexham aren’t where they want to be in the league at the moment but it goes out of the window in the cup.

“It is a free-hit and a chance of an upset.

“We had the delights of going to Wembley two years ago when we drew with Tottenham at Spotland and got the replay, so the cup can create special memories.

“But hopefully Sunday is not an upset or my phone might be off!”