Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds, owner of Wrexham watched the team for the first time since taking over during a loss to Maidenhead in the National League. Reynolds along with Rob McElhenny took 100 percent ownership of the team earlier this year. The duo took over the Wrexham Supporters Trust by making a £2m investment. Maidenhead took the lead with two goals in two minutes before Wrexham was reduced to ten men. They then fought back to equalize before Josh Kelly ended all hopes of a comeback.
“It is a special day for the two of us to become the latest stewards in the long and storied history of Wrexham AFC,” Ryan Reynolds said in a statement after taking ownership of Wrexham. “Together with the players, the staff, the fans, and the local community, we can now pursue our goal to grow the team and return it to the EFL in front of increased attendances, and in an improved stadium, while making a positive difference to the wider community in Wrexham. Wrexham AFC is only in a position to thrive because of the incredible efforts of the Wrexham Supporters Trust. Their members are a fitting reflection of the integrity and spirit of the town and they will always have an important role at the club.”
“We had an inkling that they may have shown up today but we didn’t actually think that might happen until we saw them in the stand,” Andy Gilpin said. “Obviously that gave everyone a big boost – they’re there, you can see them, they were waving to the fans.”
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