NEWS that two Hollywood stars want to take over Wrexham AFC has been hailed a “potential gamechanger” by the trailer firm which stuck by the club as it battled a financial crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic

At the unveiling of the 2020/21 season’s kit in June, Ifor Williams Trailers was announced as the main shirt sponsor for the fifth year running.

Little did they know at that time that 'Deadpool' actor Ryan Reynolds and 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' star Rob McElhenney were waiting in the wings for a potential takeover deal.

At the time, things were looking bleak financially because the fan-owned club had lost £250,000 in match day income when the National League ended prematurely.

According to Ifor Williams Trailers, many of their employees are die-hard Wrexham supporters and so the excitement at their four factories in Cynwyd, Corwen, Sandycroft and on Deeside Industrial Estate was, they said, “palpable” after the news broke about the potential involvement of the Hollywood duo who are proposing to plough £2 million in to the club.

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Ryan Reynolds and Wrexham AFC's Racecourse Ground.

Director Carole Williams said: “The decision to sponsor Wrexham AFC was a very personal one for the directors and staff of Ifor Williams Trailers.

“Wrexham is a proper football town. It attracts loyal support from across North Wales and also from across the world.

“The announcement that Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney want to invest money into the club is extremely exciting. Like everybody else, we want to hear more about their vision for this treasured and historic club.

“If this is something that the Wrexham fans want to happen and it is ultimately their decision via the Wrexham Supporters Trust, we will be 100 per cent behind the two potential investors."

Production operative Matt Smith, 22, from Brymbo, added: "I must confess I thought it was April the 1st when I heard this amazing news. It has the potential to be a gamechanger by helping us achieve the Holy Grail of getting back into the Football League."

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Wrexham players Luke Young in the home kit and Shaun Pearson, captain in the away kit with IWT staff (L/R) Matt Smith, Robert Tudor and Ellie Roberts. PIC: Mandy Jones.

Equally thrilled was fellow fan Ellie Roberts, 21, from Cynwyd, who works in the despatch department in Corwen.

She said: “It always makes me feel very proud to see the Ifor Williams Trailers logo on the front of the shirt and I was so pleased to hear earlier this year that the company was continuing with its support for the club.

“The support of Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney can potentially take Wrexham up back to where we belong in the Football League and who knows what else we might be able to achieve with their enthusiasm and financial clout.”