TT OPPOSITION Q&A
Aled Roberts discusses his team Wrexham AFC
TT – Hi Aled so how’s Wrexham’s form been recently heading into the game at Plainmoor?
AR – In our last 5 games we have won 3, drawn 1 and lost 1 and the draw and loss were in our last 2 games. So not in great form going into the game at the weekend but our form before the last game which we lost was great. Beating a team who was second in the league at the time. So the ability to get a result is there, and with that I definitely think we can give you a good game this weekend.
So what your initial thoughts on the surprise new owners, and how did it come about?!
Well if you told me a year ago we would face a global pandemic and we couldn’t attend football games (before December the 12th if in England) and that Wrexham would get taken over by Reynolds and McElhenney I would have thought you were having me on and that you were crazy but all that has happened! When I first heard about a takeover I was curious on who it was. But when I heard that it was Reynolds and McElhenney I thought that this is a bit early for an April fools joke, but when I listened to the club’s statement about the takeover I just thought I was dreaming. Something this good has never happened whilst being a Wrexham fan so couldn’t really contemplate it, felt really surreal. And then came the zoom meeting with Reynolds and Elhenney which was just mind blowing. I just couldn’t take in that they were talking to me in person.
What’s their plans and ambitions for the club?
Their goal is to grow the team, return it to the EFL in front of increased attendances at an improved stadium while making a positive difference to the wider community in Wrexham. Guarantee the club cannot be relocated, renamed or rebranded. Appropriate and respectful observance of the Gresford Colliery Disaster will remain sacrosanct. Ensure that when the day comes that they leave the club, it will be in a better position than it is today.
Protect the heritage of the club.
To reinforce the values, traditions and legacy of this community.
To use our resources to grow the exposure of the club, and to have a global appeal.
Rewarding the faith of the fans who have stuck with the team with a team they are proud of