WAYNE CARTER may not be a name on the majority of Wrexham FC fans lips - but it could soon be!

Despite being born and bred in South Wales, the 54-year-old decided Wrexham - and not Newport County, Cardiff or Swansea - were the team for him back in 1985.

Rebelling against his Bluebirds-supporting family, he started following the Reds even though they had slumped from the old Second Division to the Football League’s bottom rung in the space of two years.

“Ollie Kearns, Neil Salathiel and of course, Kevin Russell. They were in the team in those days,” said Carter, who has supported the club ever since.

Reds supporters may have heard him voice his concerns about the way the club is performing on and off the pitch on radio phone-ins and how the powers-that-be at The Racecourse could benefit from his people-skills and business expertise - free of charge - to help plan an escape route from the depths of non-league football.

We’ve heard it all before would have been the sceptical response from some sections but Carter, an executive for an insurance company in Bristol, wasn’t stopping there.

And to prove his love of the club, Carter embarked on a 300-mile round trip fighting through the floods that have hit South Wales, to let Reds fans know what he’s all about at Monday night’s Wrexham Supporters Trust meeting.

“I am a Wrexham fan of 35 years and love my football club,” said Carter. “I have worked for many years at board level of highly successful businesses and my speciality is sales, people management and motivation.

“For the last three weeks I have been on air via Call Rob on BBC Radio Wales.

“I feel passionate about this club but the way things are going we may be kissing goodbye to the club if we’re relegated this season.

“I am not your usual frothing at the mouth irate football fan, I give a reasoned, logical argument.”

And that’s exactly what Carter did in Wrexham where he talked about how he could help pass on his advice to ensure everyone involved in Wrexham Football Club is singing from the same hymn sheet. Not convinced the club has a feasible blueprint in how to get back into the Football League, Carter feels it is time for changes to be made.

“I had my say at the meeting and like all Wrexham fans, all I want is for the team I support to be doing well on the pitch,” added Carter.

“Obviously the current board want that but it’s not working - 12 years in non-league football tells you that. It’s time for a change and I’m prepared to stand for a place on the board when one becomes available.

“I’ve made my feelings known. I’ve stepped up to offer my help and it’s now up to them whether they want it.”

WST chairman Pete Jones, who was at Monday’s meeting, said: “The club has been in touch with Wayne since his BBC interview. We will speak to Wayne and take it from there.”