WREXHAM AFC said it is "time for Plan B" after missing out on UK Government Levelling Up funding for the Kop development.

The club has said it is "disappointed" to learn that Wrexham Council’s application for financial support for the Kop Development has been rejected.

The financial support would have come in the form of the Wrexham Gateway Project - which would see the regeneration of the area around the Racecourse and Wrexham General train station. 

After securing £25 million in Welsh Government funds for the regeneration of the area around the train station, Wrexham Council hoped to land UK Government Levelling Up funding for the western side of the project - which is the Kop stand football ground redevelopment. That includes groundworks for a hotel, potential conference facilities and also car parking. 

On Wednesday night, however, the UK Government announced which schemes across Wales would get a share of the £2 billion funding - but the Wrexham Gateway Project was not among them.

Wrexham AFC has said that discussions have already commenced with the Gateway Partnership, as to how the Kop Development can be delivered in the absence of the funding from UK Government with all parties remaining committed to the scheme.

Shaun Harvey, Strategic Advisor to the Board at Wrexham AFC said: “This is the time for Plan B to be implemented and while there will be some uncertainty in the short term, the longer-term outlook remains positive.”