3 Days After $630,000 Blow to Ryan Reynolds, Wrexham’s New Arrival Ready to ‘Kick-Start’ Career in League Two

Published 09/05/2023, 12:15 PM EDT

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Wrexham were unlucky not to get their target man, Luke Armstrong, even after bidding $630,000 for the Harrogate Town player. Phil Parkinson’s side climbed one hurdle after another but a deal did not materialise. A frustrated Phil Parkinson stated that a lot of hard work was put into scouting Luke Armstrong. But, there were mostly positives to take from the transfer window as well.

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The Welsh outfit completed the signings of 6 players in the transfer window. In the closing days, Arthur Okonkwo was signed from Arsenal on loan, Luke McNicholas from Sligo Rovers on loan, and Liam Hall from Bradford PA on loan. However, the signing of an individual from Millwall was the one that got everybody on their toes.

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Wrexham has signed George Evans from Millwall on a free transfer. The midfielder has joined the club on a two-year deal and made his debut in Wrexham’s last match against Tranmere Rovers. Evans is a City youth academy product, who has experience playing in the Championship for Reading and Derby County. After not getting much game time under Gary Rowett, he grabbed the chance to sign for Wrexham.

In an interview, Evans said, “As soon as I heard about it (Wrexham), it was something that I wanted to get done. It(Wrexham) is an exciting project to be a part of and it is something that I am really looking forward to. I think it is a great place to kick-start my career and get back firing again.”

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He further adds, “I have had a few years playing in the Championship now, hopefully, I can show the qualities I have and bring some experience to the team as well. I am desperate to get back playing every week and put in some good performances and win some football matches.”

Wrexham looks to have resolved their goalkeeping issues by signing not one not two but three goalkeepers. The club scouted three young goalkeepers, looking for a replacement for the retired Ben Foster.

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With new members in the squad, the team will look to compete for a top position. Let’s look at Wrexham’s signings in the goalkeeping department.

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Arthur Okonkwo came as a promising signing for Wrexham in this transfer window. Okonkwo has previously been loaned out by Arsenal, to Austrian club Sturm Graz and League Two club Crewe Alexandra. The 21-year-old has played 23 games for Crewe Alexandra while on loan and 15 games in the Austrian League.

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Luke McNicholas from Sligo Rovers is another goalkeeping addition by Phil Parkinson. Wrexham has signed the player on loan but the move can be made permanent. He has been signed on loan till January. McNicholas stated that he was buzzing to start for Wrexham and couldn’t wait for the opportunity.

The third goalkeeper that Wrexham has signed is Bradford PA’s Liam Hall, who is set to join the goalkeeping department alongside his Okonkwo and McNicholas. The signing of 3 goalkeepers will likely promote healthy competition among them while also creating a good line of backup.

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