WREXHAM'S Assembly Member has made a plea to bring the Wales Women's national football team to the town for their crucial World Cup qualifier against England.

With the team on top of their group and on the brink of qualification for the 2019, a win against England on August 31 would guarantee them qualification to the 2019 World Cup in France.

AM Lesley Griffiths has written to the Football Association of Wales, to ask whether they would consider staging the home game against England game at the Racecourse Ground.

In the letter, shown to the Leader, she said: "I wish to congratulate Wales Women's national team on their excellent run of form which has captured the imagination of the country as they stand on the verge of automatically qualifying for next year's World Cup.

"I was interested to hear for the final fixture against England on August 31 that you're keen to ensure the team has the "best competitive advantage" and I would urge you to consider Wrexham AFC's Racecourse Ground as the ideal venue.

"As well as having the required facilities and infrastructure, the Racecourse has a rich international footballing history, which can inspire Jayne Ludlow's team."

She added: "The appetite for international football in Wrexham and North Wales is enormous.

"You will have seen thousands of people recently attended the Racecourse Stadium when the Wales men's open training session took place last month and I am certain local supporters would back the women's team just as vigorously, helping them secure a competitive advantage in such a key game against a major rival.

"With previous fixtures during the campaign taking place in Cardiff, Swansea and Newport, I believe North Wales' passionate fans deserve this opportunity.

"I am certain they will come out in force and help the team secure their spot in France next year."

The Wales Women's national team has never qualified for the finals of a major tournament before, but their 3-0 win over Russia this month has put them on the verge of a first-ever World Cup adventure.