Wrexham backed to win three straight promotions by ex-Liverpool star
Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have been backed to help guide Wrexham to back-to-back promotions next season by former Liverpool star Dean Saunders. Wrexham secured the National League title last month with a record point total of 111, and in doing so beating Notts County to promotion to League Two.
Work will soon begin for the new season, which is due to begin in early August. It will be either Notts County or Chesterfield Town who join Wrexham in being promoted to League Two
Soon after Wrexham’s final league game, the who, squad jetted out to Las Vegas for a celebratory holiday, paid for by owners Reynolds and McElhenney. The players will soon be back stateside with two pre-season friendlies against Manchester United and Chelsea this July.
Saunders has experience with both Wrexham and Liverpool in his career. The 58-year-old made 61 appearances for Liverpool in the 1990’s, while also spending three years as manager at Wrexham from 2008-11.
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Former striker Saunders has explained why he’s backing Wrexham, with the help of owners Reynolds and McElhenney, to win promotion to League One next season. In doing so, they would achieve the rare feat of securing back-to-back promotions.
“I think they will win League Two,” Saunders told talkSPORT. “I think it’s easier to win League Two than it is the National League.
“It’s easier to win League Two, for a start only one team goes up in the National League, look at Notts County, hardly lost a game all season, they’re 2-0 down yesterday, but managed to scrape through.
“There’s not a lot in it between the standard of the players and Wrexham’s players have all played higher up.
“They might even win League One. I think they’re on a roll now. I think the owners are determined to get the club up the leagues.”
After Wrexham’s promotion was secured after the 3-1 win over Boreham Wood on April 22, the club’s executive director Humphrey Ker explained how they will approach the challenge of climbing the English football pyramid.
“We feel sky’s the limit for Wrexham because you look at the crowds we had in the stadium all season,” Ker told the BBC on April.
“The interest in this club is astronomical and we believe that with the squad that we have right now, we have a very strong chance of going up again next year.
“It gets more challenging the further up the pyramid we go, but we have real faith and confidence in the people we’ve got in the football club to take us in the right direction.”
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