Glamorgan’s new captain and lifelong Wrexham fan David Lloyd has spoken about his love for the club he grew up wanting to represent.  

Lloyd was named club captain of the Welsh county as he is set to embark on his tenth year with the club.  

The all-rounder made his competitive debut in 2012 and has gone on to represent the side in all three formats of the game, as well as play for Welsh Fire in the inaugural Hundred competition.  

However, cricket wasn’t his first love.  

The Leader: Lifelong Wrexham fan David Lloyd at the Racecourse. (Pic: Rick Matthews)Lifelong Wrexham fan David Lloyd at the Racecourse. (Pic: Rick Matthews)

With strong connections to the Red Dragons from an early age thanks to his dad John and grandad Cliff having involvements with the club, Lloyd revealed that he grew up dreaming of playing football for Wrexham.  

“The clubs always been in the family, my dad played a few games and my grandad used to be manager and secretary,” he said.  

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“It’s always been every Saturday after I’d finished playing football I’d come and watch.  

“My dream was always to play for Wrexham, unfortunately I haven’t been able to do that, but I have been able to do my other dream (play cricket for Glamorgan). 

“It is great to be back here and hopefully we can get up this year.” 

Those hopes have increased tenfold in the past eighteen months under the ownership of Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds.  

The appointment and subsequent investment in the Reds’ playing squad makes a ticket at the Racecourse on a Saturday afternoon hot property 

Lloyd added: “It’s very surreal. Being a lifelong fan of the club, seeing where its got to in the last year is really crazy and something that you’d never expect.  

“The new owners have done a great job so far and hopefully it’s a sign of things to come.” 

The Leader: David Lloyd with Wrexham manager Phil Parkinson. (Pic: Rick Matthews)David Lloyd with Wrexham manager Phil Parkinson. (Pic: Rick Matthews)

The Glamorgan skipper does hold a season ticket at the Racecourse, but admits it is difficult to get to as many games as he’d like.  

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However, there are two games that he’s certainly like to be free for, he said: 

“It’s tough getting to games with a little kid but I try and come whenever I can. When I can come, I make my best efforts to do because it’s a great day.  

“Have a few beers with my mates and then come and watch the game.” 

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“Maybe I’ll have to fake an injury,” he chuckled.  

“I’d like to hope that if we made it things would work out so that I could go, I’d be gutted if I couldn’t make it, especially if we won.  

“My mate has already text me the FA Trophy Final date and I’m free that day, so that is good.”