MALCOLM ALLEN is backing Wrexham to do the business next season.

Wrexham fans are preparing for yet another non-league campaign after their play-off jinx struck again in a 5-4 defeat at home to Grimsby Town last month.

But former Wales striker and now S4C pundit Allen is telling supporters to keep the faith ahead of a 15th season in the National League.

“My loyalty to Wrexham Football Club will never be ruffled, no matter what I’ve seen the club go through over the years,” said Allen.

“But I’ve never been so excited and intrigued and passionate about the journey we are on. You don’t fail when you lose, you fail when you don’t try. For sure, Wrexham have done that this season, but have fallen just short.

“That is where Wrexham are right now. The attention, hype and worldwide recognition that has been part of the journey, with the magnificent support of the new owners, can only be applauded.

“Not one person in north Wales could question the commitment of everyone to this football club. They are only moving in one direction from now on.


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“So instead of being critical, let’s look at the biggest positive. Wrexham and the community haven’t been in safer hands for years. Onwards and upwards I say.”

The exposure Wrexham have received in the last 12 months following the takeover by Hollywood A-listers, Rob McEhenney and Ryan Reynolds, has been immense.

More than 218,000 watched Wrexham’s home games at The Racecourse last season and season tickets for the next campaign were sold out within 12 hours.

Allen knows that the future looks good for the club and added: “People say it would have been a magnificent end to a great story this season with the Rob and Ryan and the helm, but this is a series, not a story, not a film.

“And we’ve just gone through the first part of this series. Everyone is now looking forward to the second part.

“It’s been a great season, let’s learn a lot from it and make sure that the pain is transformed into jubilation next season.”