Searching for Rob and Ryan at Wrexham’s League Two promotion party

Wrexham players celebrate promotion to League One
Wrexham players celebrate promotion to League One (Image credit: Future)

As half a dozen League Two fixtures concluded last Tuesday night it dawned on FourFourTwo. Our trip to watch Wrexham play bottom-of-the-table Forest Green (arranged exactly a month ago) could now feasibly coincide with Phil Parkinson’s men securing their second successive promotion, leaving them two leagues away from the Premier League promised land.

Like others, my relationship with the Wrexham story has gone through various stages: initial confusion in 2021: “You what? Him off Deadpool and the other one whose name I recognise but can’t quite picture are buying Wrexham? Sure”.

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Matthew Ketchell
Deputy Editor

A former goalkeeper, Ketch joined FourFourTwo as Deputy Editor in 2022 having worked across ChronicleLive, LeedsLive, Hull Daily Mail, YorkshireLive, Teesside Gazette and the Huddersfield Examiner as a Northern Football Editor. Prior to that he was the Senior Writer at BBC Match of the Day magazine. He has interviewed the likes of Harry Kane, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Gareth Southgate and attended two World Cup finals and a Champions League final. He has been a Newcastle United season ticket holder since 2000 and has an expensive passion for collecting classic football shirts.