With Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney’s support Wrexham boss wants to instill fear in oppositions hearts during home games at Racecourse

At the business end of the season, the drama of the Premier League club’s pursuit of the top four and the battle to avoid relegation captivated the footballing world. Alongside the Premier League, supporters closely followed the intense promotion battle in the National League as well. Last season proved to be a paradise for the Wrexham AFC fans, as the club made its return to the Football League after a hiatus of 15 long years. 

The Red Dragons achieved a direct promotion to League Two after topping the table with a record 111 points, the most by any club in the league’s history. After the arrival of the Hollywood superstars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, the Racecourse Ground has tasted success and it is there to witness if it can be replicated in the English Football League.

Wrexham coaches stern warning to EFL teams

With the next season approaching thick and fast, the English coach has reiterated their ambitions to make the Racecourse Ground a fortress again. In the 2022/23 season, Phil Parkinson’s men didn’t lose a single game on their home turf, winning 22 of the 23 league games with a draw against Woking FC denying the Reds a perfect record.

Talking about the amazing record, Parkinson said “The lads have enjoyed playing at The Racecourse in my two years at the club. We have had so many thrills and spills at The Racecourse over the last couple of years and so many memorable games.” 

He added “The aim is to create some great memories again this year. We want teams to come to The Racecourse with a bit of fear. We certainly made it very difficult for the opposition team to take points away from us last year and the aim this season is to again embrace every challenge which comes our way throughout the season.

Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney’s contribution to Wrexham’s success

In 2020, Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney came in as the saviour for the already struggling Wrexham AFC. The American duo not only bought financial support for the club but also bought a sense of optimism among the supporters. As one of the very first moves as the owners of the club, the Hollywood duo appointed Phil Parkinson as the head coach. In the 2021/22 season, Wrexham AFC came close to promotion but fell just short after losing the play-off semi-final to Grimsby Town in extra time.


The arrival of Hollywood investors gathered significant attention from sponsors such as TikTok, Expedia, and United Airlines. Following the acquisition, the club’s hierarchy announced the release of a sports documentary on the club called Welcome to Wrexham which proved to be the catalyst for the club’s off-field success. 

After the heroics in the National League, Phil Parkinson’s men need to continue their sparkling run of form in League Two. The Red Dragons begin their campaign in the English Football League with a home clash against MK Dons. Can Wrexham AFC achieve back-to-back promotions? Let us know your thoughts!



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