TUESDAY'S win against Altrincham, in our final game of 2021, put a lovely little festive bow on an extraordinary year in the life of Wrexham Association Football Club.

It has been nearly a year since the takeover went through and in that time we have seen enormous changes both on and off the pitch.

On the pitch, the win pushed the club into third place in the National League table following results in the other games.

win was also our fifth consecutive on the road, a feat not achieved since 2003, and the 14th away game in which we have scored this season.

Off the pitch, the club has seen extraordinary numbers of fans in The Racecourse and travelling to our away games with another 1,200-odd travelling to Altrincham and a bumper party expected for the trip to Notts County on Sunday.

We've sold a record number of kits, both home and away, renovated the WrexRent Stand, progressed plans for a new Kop Stand, revamped the players' nutrition and medical support, brought in more staff in the ticketing, retail and finance departments of the club and are currently starting the process of revamping the club's medical facilities and recovery gym.

There have, no question, been elements that have proved challenging.

Ticketing issues have been much discussed, as have retail issues. The scaling up from where the club was in February 2020 to where we are now has placed a strain on everybody working for the club.

Supply chain issues, Covid-19 and the ongoing air of uncertainty has added to that challenge, but it has been worth it to see the stands full and the club's colours worn proudly through the town.

I'd like to pay tribute to the staff and volunteers that have, and continue to, put blood, sweat and tears into this year.

We have improved and we will continue to improve. I am looking forward to seeing where we are in another year's time.

I'd also like to pay tribute to our partners at the Macron Store in Wrexham. They have always bent over backwards to support us and provide us with the best possible service they could.

I suspect it helps that they are pretty much all Wrexham fans.

They too have struggled with global supply chain issues, but have done everything in their power to minimise the effect on the club.

Indeed, with the production of our brand-new third kit, they have provided us with a beautiful new shirt, that supports our ambitions to increase the green credentials of the club, whilst also offering a unique jersey for the next two years.

I am looking forward to getting my hands on mine.

The January transfer window opens in two days time. I expect we will be pretty busy.

Stay safe and let's have a great 2022, together. COYR.