WREXHAM will host Boston United in the first round of the FA Trophy.

The tie is due to take place at The Racecourse on Saturday December 15 and Wrexham, who won the competition in 2013 and were beaten finalists two years later, will be favourites to progress to round two.

Sam Ricketts' promotion-chasing side are third in the National League while Boston are currently ninth in the National League North.

Ricketts, who has also guided Wrexham to the second round of the FA Cup, admits the Trophy isn't high on the list of priorities but still wants to do well in the competition.

"It is obviously not up there with the league or the FA Cup but we still want to win every game that we go into," said Ricketts.

When asked whether he will take the opportunity to give fringe players a run-out against Boston, Ricketts added: "We will assess that nearer the time but it is a possibility.

"We have got some really good players, just because they have not been playing the last couple of weeks does not mean they are not more than capable of playing in the league or have done already this year.

"We have got 22 players who are all ready to go and who are all capable of playing in this team."

Drawing Boston will evoke memories of Wrexham's last meeting with the Pilgrims on May 5, 2007.

Wrexham staged a second half fightback to secure their Football League status at a packed Racecourse, with Boston instead condemned to the drop.

Trailing 1-0 at the break, Wrexham hit back through Ryan Valentine, Chris Llewellyn and Mike Proctor to remain in League Two, although they were relegated 12 months later.