ELLIOTT DURRELL admits the shine will be taken off the club's impending takeover if Wrexham don't start to produce the goods on the pitch.

There has been a huge buzz around the town since it was announced that Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney will become new owners at The Racecourse.

The actors, set to take control early in the new year, will be in charge of a Reds' side currently mid-table in the National League following an inconsistent start to a 13th season in non-league.

Midfielder Durrell knows results must be better to match the feelgood factor off the pitch.

"It is an exciting time," said Durrell. "There is a lot of excitement around the town and there is no better time to be part of this football club.

"We have got to make sure that we match the excitement around the town on the field.

"There is no point in there being loads of excitement and jubilation off the field if, ultimately, we are letting the club down on the field.

"We are the ones that are selected to go out and put the performances in and we have to make sure that we are better."

Durrell, who rejoined Wrexham for a second spell in the summer, wants to be on board for what promises to be the start of an exciting era for the club once the takeover is completed.

"When takeovers happen, there can be a lot of changes or there can be next to none," said Durrell.

"You just have to make sure that you are accountable for yourself. You can only look after what you can do.

"When we are sent out onto the pitch, we can only control what we can control but, me included, we are a group and we have to be better.

"There is room for everybody, whether you are a young lad or you are an older, experienced lad, but we have got to stop letting each other down and match the off the field excitement on the field.

"I imagine that the club will be looking to get the right balance because you do need the right balance of players to get out of this division having done it before."