Ryan Reynolds’ Wrexham sign ex-Premier League star striker

Wrexham's ambitions keep on increasing as the games go by.


Ryan Reynolds’ Wrexham sign ex-Premier League star striker

Steven Fletcher (Source: via SkySports)

Wrexham announced the signing of ex-Premier League striker, Steven Fletcher. The ex-Sunderland striker joins the Welsh side on a free transfer from Dundee United on a one-year deal. An injury to Paul Mullin during a pre-season game against Manchester United saw the striker with a punctured lung and 4 broken rib cages.

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Missing their main man, Elliot Lee stepped up scoring 5 goals in 6 games for the club. However, Wrexham has seen it fit to sign another striker, one with experience. Steven Fletcher, 36, is set to sign for Wrexham subject to International clearance. The striker spent 7 seasons playing in England’s top-flight league. Playing for teams such as Wolverhampton Wanderers, Sunderland, and Burnley the Scottish forward even spent a year abroad for French side, Olympique de Marseille.

“One of the biggest selling points was the ambition of the Club,” said Steven on joining the club. “I don’t think you can not see what has been happening at Wrexham,” he continued. The signing of Steven Fletcher delighted manager Phil Parkinson who stated, “I’m really pleased with the addition of Steve. His pedigree speaks for itself, and he’s played most of his career at a very high level.”

Steven Fletcher is the 2nd ex-Premier League player to play for the club. Following the retirement of Ben Foster, will Steven Fletcher be able to become a cult hero during his time at the club? With experience at the highest levels, Steven will hope to prove himself for the Red Dragons.

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Wrexham’s exciting season

Paul Mullin celebrates with the crowd (Source: via AP)
Paul Mullin celebrates with the crowd (Source: via AP)

Fans were worried when they lost star striker Paul Mullin to a horrific injury in pre-season. However as the season began, with 15 goals in 6 games, alongside Swindon Town, the club is the highest-scoring team in the league. This purple patch of goals came with a curse. Wrexham has conceded 14 goals during these games, the most in the league. Wrexham has only managed one clean sheet this whole season.

Elliot Lee has stepped up massively in the absence of ‘Super’ Paul Mullin. With 5 goals and 1 assist in 6 games, the striker has ensured that Wrexham don’t go goalless. Jacob Mendy has also performed admirably with 1 goal and 3 assists in 5 games for the club.

Paul Mullin has already begun non-contact training and will be eyeing a return a few weeks from now. But for the time being the signing of Steven Fletcher could prove to be crucial. The player has 6 seasons worth of experience in the EFL Championship. As a veteran, he can help Wrexham deal with mental and physical hurdles in a long season.

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It’s a long and hard road to the Premier League. Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney who have experienced the flashing lights of Hollywood now aim for the bright lights of the Premier League. Wrexham has to climb two more leagues to join the ‘big boys’. An ambitious dream, but not impossible. The journey of Wrexham has been one to behold. From almost losing their stadium to playing in EFL League Two, The Red Dragons have just begun taking flight.

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