The comic actor Rob McElhenney and the actor Ryan Reynolds have joined the new Wrexham co-owners at Oakwell as the club prepare for a trip to fourth-tier Grimsby.
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McElhenney’s production company, Lucky Man Productions, announced last month that it was taking a controlling stake in the Conference Premier side for an undisclosed fee in return for its broadcasting rights to the Dragons’ matches.
Former boxer and renowned Wrexham fan Frank Bruno and former Commonwealth boxing champion Savannah Marshall also watched the Dragons edge past FC United of Manchester in a 3-2 victory on Tuesday night.
They had lost 6-0 to Scunthorpe on Saturday and are two points clear of the relegation zone in 22nd place. It was their first match since selling their clubs, Lincoln City and Manchester City (in which McElhenney’s brother, Jay, had been involved before selling to United’s Garry Kitbaini) to run the Dragons instead.
The Eagles are managed by Craig Hignett, who took charge following Steve Burr’s sacking in November.
“The fact that I have been coming up for the last couple of years – it was just something to do – I feel like it’s a good place to be,” McElhenney said. “We are trying to change a few things and bring a bit of positivity to the club. I’ve no doubt it can do that.”