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Wrexham AFC is riding high on a wave of success as they strive to secure back-to-back promotions. Their recent thrilling 3-2 victory over Salford City has put them in the 5th place, moving them closer to their dreams of promotion. However, the team’s ambitions don’t stop there. As they prepare for their FA Cup journey, manager Phil Parkinson is confident that his side will find relief and success in the prestigious tournament.

The FA Cup holds immense importance for Ryan Reynolds‘ side, especially considering their phenomenal run in the competition last season. Against all odds, they became the only non-league team to make it to the final 32, capturing the hearts of soccer fans. Parkinson and his team are determined not to disappoint this time around and are eager to replicate last season’s fairy tale display.

Phil Parkinson’s words of assurance ahead of FA Cup game


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The draw for the FA Cup’s Round 1 has been revealed, and it promises to be a challenging match for Wrexham. They are set to face off against Mansfield Town, a fellow EFL League Two team currently sitting in third place on the league table. However, Parkinson remains undeterred, knowing that his team possesses the strength and determination to triumph over any opponent.

In a recent interview with talkSPORT, Parkinson expressed his desire to achieve the same level of success in this year’s FA Cup. “Yeah, I think with the FA Cup every manager you know wants to embrace it and have a good go at it,” Parkinson stated. “And we did last year, we’ve you know had some great memories and it helps as well financially”.

He also emphasized the positive effect performing well in the FA Cup has on the club’s finances. “It helps if you want some money to spend in January for the cup run,” the Englishman shared. “And we had a lot of benefit from that last year playing against Coventry and Sheffield United, we really did”.

However, the 55-year-old manager did acknowledge, “Of course, Mansfield away is a difficult tie, it wasn’t the one we wanted. But we’ll go there and we’ll give everything to progress because the FA Cup for me is still special”. His belief in the abilities of his players and their hunger for victory echoes throughout his words.

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For the Red Dragons, the FA Cup represents an opportunity to add to their legacy. It is also an opportunity to bolster their financial resources for acquiring top-tier talent. Achieving this would bring the Hollywood owner’s ambition of seeing Wrexham in the Premier League within a mere four years one step closer to reality.

Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have bold ambitions for Wrexham


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Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney share a common goal: to elevate Wrexham to the pinnacle of English soccer, the Premier League. In an intriguing past interview with BuzzFeed, McElhenney confidently asserted that this dream can be realized within a mere four years. Initially taken aback, Reynolds eventually embraced this ambitious vision and agreed that it was indeed achievable.

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However, accomplishing such a feat would require Wrexham to secure consecutive promotions, presenting a formidable challenge. While not insurmountable, it will undoubtedly be fascinating to witness if this Hollywood-backed side possesses the necessary attributes to triumph in pursuit of its ultimate aspiration.


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Saransh Chauhan


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