Wrexham star Ben Foster signs new contract after gift from Ryan Reynolds

Wrexham owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have got their wish with the club confirming Ben Foster has signed a new one-year deal with the club. Foster came out of retirement in March after an approach was made by Wrexham for him to help out due to their goalkeeper crisis.

It ended up being an inspired move with the 40-year-old proving pivotal in the side’s bid for promotion to the Football League. He saved a penalty in stoppage time to secure a 3-2 win over title rivals Notts County in April, which ultimately helped Wrexham finish top at the end of the season.

The wild celebrations at the Racecourse Ground saw plenty of chants for Foster to sign on for “one more year”. Reynolds and McElhenney were also keen on getting the former England international to re-sign with the club.

The Deadpool actor had even gifted Foster an original glove from the famous movie franchise after helping Wrexham secure promotion. And Foster has been convinced to sign on for one more year with Wrexham in a statement put out by the Welsh club.

Foster said: “At the end of last season it was obvious that I enjoyed being at the Club, I loved being part of the team and everything that Wrexham stands for. The fans took to me so warmly, Phil Parkinson is brilliant, Steve Parkin is top class, I love Aidan Davison to bits, and the Co-Chairmen are out of this world.

“I’d decided before the end of last season I wanted to do it, because it feels like home. I’ve never joined a football club and felt at ease so quickly.”

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Confidence is high at Wrexham heading into the summer transfer window with the club’s executive director Humphrey Ker confident of another promotion push in League Two. “We feel that the sky’s the limit for Wrexham,” Ker said. “You look at the crowds we had in the stadium all season, the crowds that were outside the stadium (on Saturday), people couldn’t get a ticket.

“They just wanted to be in town, close to the stadium, close to the action. The last time I checked our full-time announcement (video) had 15 million views on Twitter. The interest in this club is astronomical and we believe with the squad we have right now we have a very strong chance of going up again next year.

“It gets more challenging further up the pyramid we go, but we have real faith and confidence in the people we have got in the football club to take us in the right direction. We want to do this again. We want to be having these parties next year and as many summers after that as we can possibly manage.”

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