RYAN REYNOLDS and Rob McElhenney have “fallen in love” with Wrexham since taking over, believes a former Reds defender.

Frank Sinclair, who spent two years at the Racecourse as well as stints with Chelsea and Leicester City, thinks the Hollywood owners are fully on board with the Reds.

Deadpool star Reynolds and the Always Sunny creator McElhenney officially became owners in 2021 and have put Wrexham on a global stage since.

There were reservations at the start, but now Sinclair believes the pair are all in.

He told www.stocklytics.com: “I’ve not seen any signs of it. I’ve been in the game for almost 40 years and I think I’d be able to tell if they weren’t being true to themselves or if there was an ulterior motive to it (them owning Wrexham).

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 “They certainly seem genuine to me, looking from the outside. I genuinely think that they have fallen in love with this project more than they probably anticipated, that’s what I see from a distance. I feel that they’re fully on board with it and that they will try to take the club as high as they can possibly take it.

 “It’s certainly exciting for football when you’ve got two world stars like them as your owners. It can only bring more eyes to the game and more interest in it, especially in America where soccer is big but it’s nowhere near one of the biggest sports in that country. It’s also brought a lot more air-time to the lower leagues.”

The Hollywood pair made it clear they wanted to return Wrexham to the EFL when they took over and did so in record-breaking fashion last season.

And following the club’s recent success and popularity, Sinclair believes that other fans are just jealous of the Reds.

He added: “Now and then there’s a transition when this happens in the game, you look at how Luton went up through the leagues, I guess they haven’t done it with the same finances that Wrexham have got, but all you can do is admire it.

“Maybe you can be jealous that you’re not a part of it. I don’t think there’s real envy. You try to compete within your own means to keep the club alive, but what you don’t want to do is risk your football club’s existence via financial decisions and trying to match the likes of Wrexham.”

Sinclair has also heaped praise on Reds boss Phil Parkinson.

Since being appointed in 2021, the former Bradford City boss has taken the Reds to Wembley and ended 15 years of pain in the National League with last season’s title win.

“With Phil Parkinson, I think they’ve got an experienced Football League manager,” added Sinclair. “ I still feel that he’s got a lot to offer as they progress through the leagues.

“Parkinson is doing a fantastic job and I hope he can continue to do that and his stock will rise along with the club’s progress.”