Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney set to deliver on 'monster' promise for Wrexham players after club's promotion, it's going to be epic
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Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are set to fulfil their “monster” promise to Wrexham players after the National League side secured promotion.
The Red Dragons secured the National League trophy and a place in League Two next season after beating Boreham Wood 3-1 last week at the Racecourse Ground.
Wrexham are four points clear of second-place Notts County ahead of their final National League match of the season against Torquay United on Saturday.
Speaking after Wrexham’s decisive 3-2 win over Notts County earlier this month, Ben Foster revealed that Reynolds and McElhenney “promised” a “big deal” if the Red Dragons earned promotion.
When asked if Wrexham players had received a party from their owners, he told CBS Sports: “No, they didn’t!
“They’ve promised us a big deal, though, at the end of the season.
“They’ve promised us a monster one at the end of the season. If we get promoted, they’re gonna take us away somewhere with a lot of flashing lights.”
“There is a trip to Las Vegas being mooted,” Wrexham board advisor Shaun Harvey told the publication.
It is added that Wrexham players are set to share a hefty £200,000 bonus, which came from them ensuring promotion, between them alongside their potential Las Vegas trip.
The newly crowned National League champions will also be holding an open-top bus parade next Tuesday for Wrexham fans.
Wrexham manager Phil Parkinson praised co-owners Reynolds and McElhenney after the Red Dragons secured automatic promotion to League Two.
“We’ve kept our feet firmly on the ground,” he said.
“But there’s going to be a big party over the next few days in Wrexham.
“I want all the supporters who have had these tough times supporting the club to enjoy it and really embrace tonight.
“They’ve got really amazing owners -- we’ve got amazing owners -- who have been so supportive to me and this football club.
“I think everybody knows now about 15 years outside the league, and the journey this club has been on throughout those 15 years has been torturous at times.
“The club nearly going out of business and the owners coming in and what they’ve done and the positivity in the town about the football club and how the players and staff have galvanised that.
“It’s been very special and I genuinely feel this is the start of a journey.”