Ryan Reynolds hails new signing James McClean as a ‘leader,’ says he’s going to be ‘amazing’ for Wrexham

Wrexham, managed by Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, has signed James McClean in order to improve their football league standing.

Ryan Reynolds hails new signing James McClean as a ‘leader,’ says he’s going to be ‘amazing’ for Wrexham

James McClean, Ryan Reynolds and Rob Mcelhenney (Source: People)

Wrexham has again made headlines as the club confirmed signing James McClean, a prolific winger from Wigan, on a one-year contract. Wrexham co-owners and Hollywood icons Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney made feel their presence with the major signing just before the debut of the League Two 2023/24 season.


Reynolds, the Deadpool star, expressed his thrill over McClean joining the squad. Reynolds believes in the Irish International footballer’s enormous talent, experience, and leadership qualities. McClean’s 100 international appearances and recognition as the Wigan player of the year strengthen his quality and worth to Wrexham. Reynolds emphasized how McClean’s addition to the squad would boost the team’s confidence and bring crucial experience to the dressing room.

The transfer deal is reported to be worth around £250,000. McClean has already missed Wrexham’s League Two opener match against MK Dons. Still, the Irish Winger is expected to debut in the Carabao Cup against his former club Wigan on 8th August.

On Sky Sports, Reynolds and McElhenney talked about their new signing and said, “Not just because obviously he’s an enormous talent and a huge addition to the team, he’s a leader. He’s one of these guys you speak to, and you are immediately filled with confidence, and you understand that he understands what’s ahead of him and the job he needs to do.” 


He went on to add, “James is no different, and I can’t wait to have him here, he’s going to be amazing.”

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Football fans anticipate James McClean to Wrexham

James McClean. (Source: The Guardian)
James McClean (Source: Getty Images)

Expectations are pretty high as McClean’s arrival is significantly high on Wrexham’s frontline attack. McClean brings well-defined experience and proven career statistics. With 100 appearances for the Republic of Ireland, McClean has secured 11 goals. Wrexham’s recruitment of McClean is seen as a wise move, not just for his on-field abilities but also to replace the void created by the injury of talismanic striker Paul Mullin.

With his leadership qualities, McClean can shine in high-pressure games and contribute effectively on the field to rank up in League Two. With his sheer humility, work ethic, and passion for the game, he can guide and motivate aspiring players in the locker room.


The blockbuster signing of McClean throws light on Wrexham’s vision to elevate the club’s status in the football league. McClean’s addition to the squad is expected to play a vital role in their glory to triumph. Football fans await August 8th to witness James McClean’s debut and revolution at Wrexham along with Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.

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