Wrexham have chosen to announce that 11 of their players are set to be released in the summer as they start to prepared for next season.
It comes after the club finished a dismal 19th place in the National League table, which was decided by points-per-game due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The club would like to place on record its thanks to the 11 players who are to be released for their efforts and commitment during their time at the Racecourse.
— Wrexham AFC (@Wrexham_AFC) July 1, 2020
Wrexham AFC said: Today’s announcement comes at a time of uncertainty for football. A return to football at National League level would be very difficult under the current restrictions, but it is hoped that those restrictions can be lifted over the coming weeks and enable us to make a go-forward plan.
We have continued to have conversations with the National League and Government Officials to highlight the importance of returning to football for the business, and we will keep supporters updated as soon as we get more certainty on next steps.
It is on the back of this uncertain outlook that we are providing an update on the squad for season 2020/21. This is slightly different from the traditional retained list, in that the club is not yet in a position to offer new contracts.
Eleven players will be released and a further five players’ loan spells have ended.
A total of seven players are already under contract for next season, and we can confirm a further five players whom the club intend to open discussions with when we have a certainty on football returning.
Wrexham AFC would like to place on record its thanks to the players who are leaving us for their efforts and commitment during their time at the Racecourse, and for their sacrifice during the furlough period. We wish them well for their future careers.
The following players are contracted for the 2020-21 season:
Players who we would open discussions with when we have certainty on Football returning:
Players to be released:
The following players’ loan spells at Wrexham AFC have ended:
Fans as well as footballers gave their reaction after Wrexham announce 11 players are to be released…
Shame about hooper will sign for someone and score goals for fun at this level imo
— Tom (@tommyshuffle1) July 1, 2020
Keeping Dibble and Rutherford is not funny.
Keates keeping his mates.
Who decided on Grants contract?
— Robin Edwards (@RobinEd21129748) July 1, 2020
Bobby’s still here… pic.twitter.com/xxPZJpEIOA
— Shaun Holden 🏴 (@Holden87) July 1, 2020
Bobby Grant good enough to walk out of here straight into the starting line up of a league one club and score on his debut.
On paper you have to say whoever wrote his contract got it correct
— Basher (@JDubash) July 1, 2020
Why let Lawlor and akil Wright go? Easily squad players. Awful.
— Joseph Whitney-Lang (@jos3phwl) July 1, 2020
Thanks for making my mind up that my season ticket money will be staying in my bank account next season 👍
— Richie Varker 🏴 (@RichieV23) July 1, 2020
The biggest surprise on the released list for me, thanks for your efforts, disappointed to see you go
— Andy Davies (@Andy_Wrex) July 1, 2020
Good luck for the future hoops
— Bryn Jones (@ChairmanBryn) July 1, 2020
Good luck Akil. Personally I’m sad someone else is going to get the best of you – you’ve come a long way with us. Reckon you’ll kick on next year given the right club.
— anthonysalisbury70 (@anthonysalisb14) July 1, 2020
Luke, you’ve been one of the best players we’ve had in recent times, so thanks for what you brought to the team during your time at the Racecourse.
Good luck with whatever’s next.@MarkJackson73 will be inconsolable that he won’t be able to buy your old man a pint next season.
— Andrew Pollard (@culturedleftpeg) July 1, 2020
All the best another striker ruined at our club
— Ant Williams (@Awillia91360084) July 1, 2020