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Wrexham FC new owner unveiled

The current owners of Wrexham FC have agreed to sell the troubled club to businessman Jon Harris. Mr Harris will assume the role of managing director with immediate effect.

There have been a number of parties interested in buying the club, including the Supporters Trust and local businesswoman and personality Stephanie Booth.

Commenting on their decision to not sell the club to the trust, a spokesperson for Geoff Moss and Ian Roberts said they applauded the dedication and enthusiasm of the trust’s bid but felt the sale to Mr Harris would provide the best financial stability for the team.

Mr Moss said: “Their enthusiasm and dedication is beyond reproach but the truth is that the people who run the trust all have their own full time jobs and the club needs strong experienced leadership now.”

He added that they had failed to provide ‘satisfactory comfort’ in terms of its financial ability and experience of running a football club.

He also thanked rival bidder Stephen Cleeve, but said there were “some technical and legal issues with the proposals put forward by Stephen, which could not be overcome easily”.

Last week local hotelier Stephanie Booth withdrew her offer to buy Wrexham FC.

Mr Harris, who is financed by businessman Colin Poole, asked supporters to “give us all a chance”.

In a rallying call to supporters, he added: “This club has championship potential and if we all now put the past few weeks behind us and work together we can all look forward to a much brighter future on and off the field”.

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