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Ryan Reynolds breaks silence with emotional message after Wrexham win promotion from League Two

Ryan Reynolds breaks silence with emotional message after Wrexham win promotion from League Two

Wrexham gained automatic promotion from League Two at the first time of asking with a 6-0 win over strugglers Forest Green.

Wrexham co-owner Ryan Reynolds has given an emotional reaction to the Welsh club earning promotion from League Two on Saturday.

The Red Dragons' 6-0 thrashing of relegation-threatened Forest Green, coupled with results elsewhere, ensures that Wrexham will gain their second consecutive promotion after winning the National League title last season.

They will be joined in League One by Stockport, who are four points ahead of them in first place and confirmed their own promotion with a 3-0 win over Morecambe.

You can watch some of the celebrations below.

It has been a season of ups and downs for the top clubs in League Two, with even Wrexham having to overcome a difficult run of form around the turn of the year.

There was a point where automatic promotion looked to be slipping away from the Red Dragons, while fellow promotion challengers Notts County fell away completely following Luke Williams’ departure to Swansea.

Crewe and Barrow had also dropped out of automatic contention in recent weeks, effectively leaving a quartet of long-time league leaders Stockport, Wrexham, Mansfield and MK Dons to do battle over the top three positions.

Stockport’s 2-0 win over Morecambe - their sixth straight victory in all competitions - sealed their promotion on Saturday.

Wrexham followed suit, with Reynolds and co-owner Rob McElhenney watching on as Mansfield overturned a 1-0 deficit to MK Dons to win 4-1 and all but secure their own automatic promotion spot.

Neither of the co-owners were at the Racecourse Ground to watch the fixture in person, but McElhenney posted regular updates throughout the game on his Twitter account as tensions rose, and then dipped as Wrexham's achievement became inevitable.

Reynolds then posted his own reaction to his Instagram page hours later, writing: "A few years ago, if you had told me I would be crying tears of joy over a football match taking place in North Wales, you would be Rob McElhenney.

"Congrats to Wrexham and to my co-chairman in crime. Double up the town! This is the ride of our lives."

McElhenney, meanwhile, was almost speechless, simply posting to his Twitter account: "No words."

There will be a busy summer ahead for Reynolds and McElhenney as they look to establish Wrexham in League One, but for now they can celebrate their achievement.

There are another two games to play for Phil Parkinson's side before the 2023/24 season officially comes to a close, with a trip to fifth-placed Crewe followed by a final day home match against Stockport.

Featured Image Credit: Ryan Reynolds/YouTube / Sky Sports / @craigyjones17/Twitter

Topics: Ryan Reynolds, Rob McElhenney, Wrexham, League Two, Football