WREXHAM'S training camp in the United States America has been cancelled.

As part of the preparations for the 2021/22 National League season, Wrexham were due to head to America for the first time this summer for the five-day camp, which included a friendly against Philadelphia Union on Thursday July 29 at Subaru Park.

Philadelphia is the home city of Rob McElhenney, who is co-chairman at The Racecourse along with Ryan Reynolds after completing their takeover in February, and the duo were expected to watch Wrexham live for the first time.

However, the game has been called off due to the increased risk and continued uncertainty created by COVID-19.

The club admitted that it was a difficult decision to make.

A statement read: "It is with significant regret that the club has taken the decision not to travel to the United States for the game with the Philadelphia Union on July 29, 2021.

"The Club have received significant assistance from both the Welsh Government and US Embassy to ensure the complex immigration requirements on both sides of the Atlantic could be satisfied, for which we were exceptionally grateful.

"However, the increased risks and continued uncertainty created by COVID-19 have led the club to make this decision, so as not to expose the players and staff to unnecessary risks that could have a negative impact on preparations for the new season.

"We realise that this decision will be disappointing to fans of the club, as well as those commercial partners who agreed to support the tour, and we apologise to all this decision affects.

"Finally, to our new friends at the Philadelphia Union, we do hope to bring this game to fruition at some stage in the next 12 months and we wish you every success for the future."

Wrexham, who have appointed Phil Parkinson as manager on 12 month rolling contract ahead of a 14th campaign in non-league, returned for pre-season training on Tuesday.

Just one game has so far been announced as part of the build-up to the new season with Wrexham AFC facing Sheffield Wednesday at Middlewood Road - the Owls’ training facility - in a behind-closed-doors friendly on Saturday July 24.