WREXHAM players are on the verge of become big hits - on and off the pitch.

If moving into the National League play-off places with a 2-1 win at promotion rivals Altrincham wasn’t enough, an hour after the final whistle, it was party-time as Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney’s takeover of the club was finally confirmed.

The Hollywood movie stars have promised to make the Reds a global force, with a team to be proud of and a fly-on-the-wall documentary of what hopefully will be the rise of Wrexham Football Club once again.

The players know they have massive parts to and skipper Shaun Pearson will again lead by example.

The central defender has made Wrexham his home and he and his family love the place.

“Things are obviously going to change within the club, the structure and things like that,” said Pearson, who is in his fourth season with the Reds after joining from Grimsby.

“I don’t know what the plans are. We have had a brief chat with a couple of people but not much more than that.

“I can’t see there being massive changes this season if I am being honest.

“I would imagine they will be gearing up towards the summer and preparing things moving forward but I would imagine the first port of call would be a chief executive and other decisions will come after that.”

Fiacre Kelleher, who has stepped into Pearson’s shoes as the Reds leader at the back, is savouring the moment.

He was at Macclesfield last season - a club that folded before the current campaign kicked off.

“After what happened with Macclesfield, all I really wanted was something that was more stable and not have to worry about my wages and things,” said Kelleher.

“I think I have definitely got more than what I expected.

“I am just delighted for everybody at the club. It has given everybody a boost and it is a really exciting time.”

Mark Carrington, the club’s current longest serving player, who first signed for The Reds in 2013, couldn’t believe the two mega stars were buying Wrexham.

“The name that came out was bigger than all the rumours! Unbelievable really,” said Carrington.

“Exciting times for the town and for the club, and it has probably been needed.

“Everyone knows what a massive club we are, a sleeping giant; if the investment can help in that way then brilliant.

“Anything that brings a buzz to the town, a buzz to the club and a buzz to the community can only be a good thing.

“Maybe even get more fans in when fans are allowed back.”

Elliott Durrell, who rejoined the Reds for a second spell in the summer, knows exactly how much potential the proud north Wales club has,

“What a crazy thing to happen to Wrexham Football Club,” said Durrell. “But it is a sleeping giant and it is up to us to wake it up.

“Obviously the new owners are coming in and they want to do their part, and it is about us doing it on the pitch as well.”

Young Jordan Davies is another to return to Wrexham this season.

He hails from Coedpoeth and knows more than most what the football club means to the town’s people and those in the surrounding area.

“It is crazy,” said Davies. “I think it is going to be an exciting couple of years for the football club.

“It means so much to me out of anyone in the squad because it is my home-town club.

“It is an exciting time for everyone; my friends and family, it is a really good time for everyone. Sit back and enjoy the ride!”

Reece Hall-Johnson has made an instant impact in his first few months at The Racecourse and he said: “It is going to be fantastic and really positive for the club.

“The takeover will help us move in the right direction”

The Reds’ latest signing, Tyler French, who joined on deadline day, said: “It is a club that shouldn’t be where it is and I am excited about being part of the journey going forward.”

Co-defender Theo Vassell reckons he’ll take having the extra limelight the club’s players are going to get in his stride.

“I don’t feel the pressure,” said Vassell. “I don’t know about anybody else but it doesn’t bother me.

“I think it is better that we are in the spotlight, I prefer that and I am sure a lot of players would.

“You are in the limelight and who doesn’t want to be in the limelight.

“If you are in the limelight, we want to be doing well and getting the results, start climbing the league and get promoted which is obviously the club’s aim.”

Midfielder Luke Young feels the takeover can help Wrexham achieve their promotion aim.

“This news might just spur everybody on to get where we want to be,” said Young. “There is a feelgood factor about the place but without getting carried away, we have got to keep our feet grounded and then who knows where this club can go this season and beyond.”