YOU can’t keep Wrexham out of the limelight now they’ve got mega-rich movie stars eyeing up big things for their starry-eyed supporters at The Racecourse.

Wrexham Football Club has been the big news story in a week where the town home-grown talent have been doing their bit to put Wales on the top table in international football.

Danny Ward - the Wrexham-born shot-stopper - whose transfer to Liverpool and then Leicester City has helped keep the Reds in the black over the last few years.

He played his third international game on the trot against Finland last night - and could hang onto the keeper’s jersey in the future.

Other Wrexham-born players to feature against the United States and the Republic of Ireland in the past six days have been Liverpool’s Neco Williams, Derby’s Tom Lawrence, who used to go the Castell Alun School in Hope and Corwen’s own Harry Wilson.

Williams, who had the whole of Cefn Mawr watching him on Sunday, was Wales’ best player and looks set to try and hold down a regular place at right back on his return to the Premier League with Trent Alexander-Arnold out injured.

Sifting through the history books and the list of Wrexham-born Welsh internationals is endless.

Here’s a few that we’ve made into an international squad that would be up their with the best.


Wales number one Wayne Hennessey could have a fight on his hands taking the gloves off Ward.

DEFENDERS: Neco Williams, Steve Evans, Gareth Roberts and Horace Blew.

Williams looks set to win gaps galore, Evans was a rock in John Toshack’s back four and Roberts - another kid from Corwen - should have picked up more than the nine caps he did.

Blew is an interesting pick. The former Wrexham player, who played one game for Manchester City and one game for rivals United in 1906, won 22 caps.

He also ran two pubs in the town, the Raglan Arms in Lambpit Street and the Bowling Green in Penybryn before taking on the Griffin Inn in Ponciau in 1918.

MIDFIELDERS: Arfon Griffiths, Robbie Savage, Jason Koumas and Harry Wilson.

Current wingers Wilson would team-up with the ball-winning, tough-tackling Savage while the under-rated Koumas would get the playmaker role with Wrexham’s greatest ever player, Arfon Griffiths, also playing a key role in the engine room.

STRIKERS: Mark Hughes and Ian Edwards.

Former Wrexham and Chester striker Edwards scored four on his Wales debut against Malta while who will ever forget Sparky’s special volley against Spain and his winner against England - both scored at The Racecourse.

ON THE BENCH: Tom Lawrence, Neil Roberts, Andy Jones, David Hughes, Graham Williams.

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