DOWN-TO-EARTH Wrexham legend Joey Jones typically played down his return to The Racecourse.

Former player and coach Jones has been appointed Youth Team Ambassador and will support Dan Nolan in bringing through the next academy stars.

When told supporters were delighted with the news, Jones said: "I get embarrassed to be honest.

"A lot bigger and better players have been at this club than me.

"I just love the club and the town, I always have done.

"Even when I was at Chelsea, I never moved from the town. I loved Wrexham."

One of the most iconic players in the club’s history, having made 374 league appearances across three spells at the Racecourse, Jones also played for Liverpool, where he won two European Cups, Chelsea and Huddersfield, and he also won 72 Welsh caps.

After hanging up his boots, Jones was coach at Wrexham for 25 years between 1992 and 2017 before retiring from his full-time role, and he is delighted to restart his association with a club he holds close to his heart.

"It means a lot to me to be back," said Jones, who joined Nolan in the dug-out as the Wrexham Under-18s kicked off their league campaign with a 7-2 thrashing of City of Liverpool in the week.

"Wrexham is close to my heart because this is the club that gave me my chance as a 15-year-old leaving school.

"From there on, it has always been the club closest to my heart even though I supported Liverpool as a kid.

"Once you come to Wrexham, you are part of it and it gets you like that."

Jones was back at The Racecourse to see Wrexham beat Woking 1-0 on Saturday and continue the unbeaten start to the National League season.

On Jones’ return, executive director Humphrey Ker said: “We are delighted to welcome Joey Jones back to Wrexham AFC in an official capacity.

“We can think of no better ambassador for our youth team than “Mr. Wrexham” himself, and we are delighted he will be sharing his experience to support Dan Nolan and the youth coaches in nurturing the talent we have at this club.”