DAVIES RAIDS BARGAIN BASEMENT AND FIND SOME HIDDEN GEMS !
Wrexham manager Paul Davies has been busy this pre-season strengthening his newly promoted squad to compete with the vicious rigors of what is known as professional football. he has manged to bring in no fewer than 11 players to the Race Course Stadium and letting go of 12 in return to make sure books were balanced.
Defensive midfielder Richard Hughes has been there and done it all from the dizzy heights of the Premier League to the depths of non-league football. Davies has signed this experienced anchor man to help drive the club forward and command the center of the pitch all for the measley fee of £14,000.
Talented Wide man Gerardo Bruna had a loan speel at the end of last season with Wrexham and impressed Davies so much he signed him to a permanent contract after being released from Blackpool Fc, No Doubt has Bruna got talent the only thing i am sure the manager will be hoping is that the star hasn't already burnt out.
Striker Guedes is player that Davies knows from his time as manager of Fc Penafiel in the Portuguese Segunda Divisao, he was released by their current manager and has been snapped up to help Wrexham's pormotion hunt this coming season.
Naturally a left back Turnbull can play at centre half too, once a promosing star as captain of the Scotlan under18's team Turnbull faded into the distance languishing in Falkirk FC's reserves also able to get this young lad on a free Davies will be hoping to help him realise his full potential and achieve a full Scottish cap.
How Davies managed to get this player I don't know and to get him on a free truly amazes me Yagan is a typical Target Man who holds the ball up well plying his trade in the Belgian lower divisions was truly below what this player can actually do.
Another young Belgian that has been brought in, with enormous potential Vermeylen will probably have to wait his time on the bench this season but in a few years could well see League 2 as the greatest move of his life.
An amazing young talent that couldn't quite make the grade at West Ham and was released. Davies managed to get in there before anybody else. Former England Under17's Captain Seidu will be hoping to help further his career in this bold move.
In a situation not unlike Seidu's Nortey couldn't make it at Chelsea but was impressed with the way he see Davies manage and has agreed to join the League 2 team.
The former Charlton Athletic player was released at the end of last season by Wycombe Wanderers. Hoping to relaunch his career in League 2 high hopes are expected from the ever dependible defender.
In what many say is the transfer Coup of the summer Paul Davies has managed to convince former Scotland International Craig Gordan to the Race Course. Gordan has been known to have many severe injuries but hopes he can put them behind him and get back to playing regular football once again. I dont envy Davies having to pick between Joslain Mayebi, Gordan and fellow new signing this Vermeylen to be his Number 1.
We all wish Davies and his new men well in their endeavours this season and will be following with great intrigue.
Released this season were :-
Whilst vetern Goalkeeper Andy Coughlin was sold to Blue Square Premier League outfit Mansfield for £4,000.
Although not many victories in pre-season Wrexham have tested themselves at the highest level with matches against the likes of Everton Fc and Newcastle United.
GOOD LUCK WREXHAM ON YOUR MAIDEN SEASON BACK IN PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL