Wrexham co-owner Ryan Reynolds wants MORE automatic promotion spots for National League teams after Notts County thriller
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Ryan Reynolds insisted that it is “insane” only one National League team can secure an automatic promotion spot after Wrexham’s thrilling 3-2 win over Notts County.
Wrexham secured an emphatic win over their title rivals at the Racecourse Ground on Monday, with Ben Foster denying Notts County from the spot-kick in injury time.
The Welsh club, which was taken over by Reynolds and fellow actor Rob McElhenney in 2021, are three points clear of Notts County in the National League title race.
And Wrexham also have a match in hand over Notts County after their dramatic top-of-the-table clash, with the Red Dragons set to face Barnet on 15th April next.
This season’s National League champions will secure automatic promotion to League Two, while other teams will have to vie for their place through the play-off rounds.
Speaking after the Notts County match, Reynolds believes that there should be more than one automatic promotion spot after the interest brought to the league.
The Wrexham co-owner also paid tribute to “unique” Notts County and late CEO Jason Turner, who passed away at the age of 50 last March.
“What makes it so special is how powerful, how special, how unique Notts County is,” Reynolds told BT Sport.
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“They’re the real story here. What they’ve done this season: losing their CEO Jason Turner, who as I’ve grown to know and learn was utterly beloved not just in Notts but here as well.
“I have such enormous respect for everything they’ve built and everything that they’ve done and it’s just insane for me that only one goes up automatically.
“If it were different -- and I think it should be -- both of these clubs would be celebrating together right now.
“Because what they’ve done is not only created drama greater than anything you’d see in a damn movie but just something I think people will be talking about for ages.
“The fact this much attention has come upon the National League in this way I think is incredibly special and immensely worthy of not only Wrexham but Notts County as well. What they’ve done is so special, so unique.”
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