WREXHAM

Manager: Dean Saunders
Stadium: Racecourse Ground
Capacity: 15,500
Nickname: Red Dragons

History: Wrexham are Wales’ oldest club and are one of the oldest clubs left in the UK. They were relegated to the Conference in 2007/08 after 87 years in the league. The Conference is the lowest league they have played in since they were first elected to the league in 1921. Wrexham were the first team to suffer a 10 point deduction after entering administration in 2004 but they have had some success, winning the Football League Trophy in 2005 and beating Arsenal in the FA Cup in 1991-92, in one of their most memorable wins.

Key Player: Gareth Taylor Gareth has been in good form this season and finished top of the club’s goal scoring chart with 10 goals. He started his career with Southampton before signing for Bristol Rovers in 1992. In 1995 Gareth was signed by Crystal Palace in a deal eventually costing £1.25 million, but after only scoring 2 goals in 20 appearances, he was signed by Sheffield United. In 1999, he signed for Manchester City before having loan spells at QPR, Port Vale and Burnley. Gareth has also played for Nottingham Forest, Crewe, Tranmere Rovers, Doncaster Rovers and Carlisle United, before signing for Wrexham at the start of the season.

Final League Position: 11th
Although Wrexham battled with relegation towards the start of the season, they managed to turn around their fortunes by finishing in mid-table. Dean Saunders and the players will hope to achieve more next season.

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