HUMPHREY KER says Wrexham’s owners have “ambitious plans for a new training facility” but options are being kept open for its base.

Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have completed their takeover of the club and appointed British comedian and writer Ker as executive director.

Having a suitable training ground was key when Ker outlined his vision for the future.

Wrexham currently train at the Nine Acre Field in the town but previous owners WST unveiled plans last July for a new facility on the site of the nearby former Groves School.

When asked if the new regime, who have invested £2million, would still go down this avenue, Ker insists nothing has been discounted yet but the training ground will be home to all Wrexham teams.

“Everything is on the table but we have ambitious plans for a new training facility and we would like to ensure that wherever we do go, in an ideal scenario we would like our first team, youth team and academies all training in the same area,” said Ker.

“We think there is enormous value to kids in the academy looking two pitches over and seeing the first team train there because that is the path that we want them to tread.

“Nothing is off the table but wherever it is, it has to be able to give us the things that the club needs.”

Ker believes having a state-of-the art training ground will rub off on Wrexham’s first team squad.

“One of the things that we really want is for players to feel proud to play for this club,” said Ker.

“Turn up every day feeling they are part of a modern, robust, professional operation.

“I’m sure people will say they should feel proud to wear this shirt anyway, and I understand that and I agree with that, but why not make it easier for them to feel proud.

“That is our attitude.”

Promotion to the Football League and redeveloping The Racecourse are among the other goals set out by Reynolds and McElhenney, with their funding leaving the club in a strong position.

“We have got slightly more than £2million because the cupboard wasn’t entirely bare when we took over and the wonderful thing about that is it presents you with security,” said Ker.

“It allows you to step back, plan and strategise rather than having to run to plug holes with the funds that you have available.

“That means we can take our time to identify what we think is the best path forward in each instance.”

Ker insists Wrexham, currently spending a 13th season in non-league, won't break the bank when it comes to making new signings.

“Some teams have been taken over in this league, or even leagues below us, and have approached the issue by just injecting a huge sum of money into the first team playing budget," said Ker.

“That doesn’t always work and there are instances of teams that have spent millions of pounds on their playing budget for a season and they haven’t gone anywhere.

“Our philosophy is if you can make the club as a whole a League One club, in its practices, its expectations, its attitudes and its mentality, act as the football club that you want to be and then you will become that thing.

“The playing budget next year will be higher than the one is this year, no question, but I don’t think it is going to be one that is going to be eye-watering because our belief is that you need only to spend a certain amount of money but you need to do it the right way, and then you can do what is needed to be done to get out of this league.”

Winning games will put Wrexham on the road to success but Ker wants supporters to enjoy visiting The Racecourse.

“One of the things we are really keen to do is to improve the matchday experience,” said Ker.

“We want that to be a pleasure for people.

"In some ways, the number one way to do that is to ensure that we stuff everyone three or four nil game after game, and we are going to be doing our best to do that.

“But it also means when people go and wash their hands in the Yale Stand, it would be nice if they had hot water!”