CONNOR JENNINGS expressed his delight at Wrexham's takeover and says it is something that loyal Reds' supporters deserve.

Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are expected to complete a deal to become new owners at The Racecourse early in the new year with the actors set to invest £2million in the club immediately.

Wrexham are spending a 13th season in non-league and Stockport striker Jennings, who played for the Reds between 2014 and 2016, and was also captain under Gary Mills, believes the takeover is a huge boost for his former club.

"It is great news about the new owners," said Jennings. "It is so weird to hear but it is great for everyone.

"I am really happy for the fans because they have a great following so hopefully it will push Wrexham forward which they certainly deserve because they have been in this league for far too long but at the end of the day it is not an easy league to get out of.

"Wrexham and Stockport are two massive clubs I have been lucky to play for so hopefully both have good times this season."

The two clubs met on Monday and it was Stockport who came out on top, winning 2-0.

Two early goals in a one-sided first half sealed victory but Jennings admits it could have been a different story had Wrexham striker Jordan Ponticelli converted a fantastic chance just after the interval.

"We started really well and played some good football," said Jennings.

"We got the two goals and were looking comfortable.

"Fair play to Wrexham, they gave it a good go second half and if Jordan's chance goes in, it could have been a different game.

"But apart from that we defended well and it was a good three points in the end."

The game was played behind closed doors because of the coronavirus pandemic and Jennings admits it would have been a special occasion playing in front of a bumper crowd.

"It is a very strange season," said Jennings.

"It is such a shame there was no fans at the game, both clubs are well followed and it would have been incredible.

"That is football at the moment and hopefully it will get sorted soon."

Victory propelled Stockport into the play-off zone with Wrexham, who don't have a game this weekend, down to 12th position heading into 2021.

"We have gone up to fourth with a few games in hand but you have just got to take it a game at a time," added Jennings.