Wrexham retained list: The 11 players released by National League champions as owners Ryan Reynolds & Rob McElhenney begin summer planning
Wrexham and its Hollywood owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney look set to embark on a major upgrade of their playing squad ahead of their return to League Two, after a 15-year absence.
They've announced that 11 players will be released and not offered new contracts, with 28-year-old centre-back Harry Lennon – who has been forced to retire due to injury – among that list.
Liam McAlinden will get a new contract offer from the club, while Aaron Butler, Scott James, Mark Howard, Anthony Forde and star striker Paul Mullin will all see their current deals extended – meaning they'll all play a part in the EFL in 2022/23 and possibly beyond. Youngster Owen Cushion will also get his first professional contract.
No immediate decision has been made on ex-Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster, who joined Wrexham on a short-term deal until the end of the season. The club say a discussion will be held with the eight-cap England keeper over his future. Kai Evans is also in limbo, with the club waiting until he's fit enough to train to make a contract decision.
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GOAL runs through the list here, detailing the players who will be playing no further part in the Wrexham story – and what Reynolds and McElhenney hope is a meteoric rise through the leagues.