WREXHAM is set to be united as one tomorrow when the new football season kicks off at The Racecourse.
Calls have been made for as many people as possible to attend the match, the first since the historic ground was sold to Glyndwr University and just days after an 11th hour effort by fans secured the club’s Football Conference status.
Wrexham director Geoff Moss, who is in talks to sell the club to Wrexham Supporters Trust (WST), is hoping for a crowd of 6,000-plus to cheer the Reds to victory over Cambridge United.
Mr Moss believes building early momentum could be a key factor in the team’s push for promotion this season.
He said: “I hope we get a good attendance, 6,000 or more. The support of the fans is so important.
“Everyone at Wrexham has really appreciated the tremendous efforts they have made with financial help towards the Football Conference’s bond.
“It shows how much this club means and it was very moving.”
Mr Moss said that money from the fans is still coming in and that the club is planning to announce the final figure which has been raised tomorrow.
“The Football Conference gave us very little notice over the matter of the bond which made things difficult, but the fans responded magnificently. We thank them all.”
Mr Moss also praised county councillor Phil Wynn for his efforts in getting Tuesday’s fundraising initiative off the ground and he now hopes that a deal which would see the WST take over the football club can be agreed before the end of August.
Looking to the future when he is no longer at the helm, Mr Moss said he will continue to support manager Dean Saunders and the team.
Mr Moss said he was also hugely proud of the club’s centre of excellence and the work it was doing with young players.
WST chief executive Richard Green, a lifelong fan of the Reds, is looking forward to seeing the team back on the pitch and fans in the stands.
He said: “I’m more than happy the team is able to take to the pitch on Saturday.
“There will be major challenges ahead both on and off the pitch but I wish the manager and the players the best of luck.
“We have a strong and experienced squad and manager and the expectations are they will do very well this year.”
But, he warned the trust still has work to do before it can relax.
“We’ve still got some i’s to dot and t’s to cross to fulfil the full requirements made by the Football Conference but clearly we’re delighted by the efforts everybody’s put in to secure the future of the club.
“As we move on into this new era we need to have the continued support of the local authority, the public and the community to ensure the success of this community club.”
He added: “The most important thing is to ensure regular attendance at games, in good times and bad, for the sake of the team and the club. We all need to come together to save our heritage.”
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