The Men behind the team...
Andy Morrell - Player / Manager
Was the Football League’s top goalscorer in 2003, when previously at the Racecourse, and as a result moved onto play for Championship club Coventry City.
He has also enjoyed spells with both Blackpool and Bury, before returning to Wrexham in the summer of 2010.
Andy scored goals for fun with Newcastle Blue Star, while at University in the city, and then impressed during a trial period at Wrexham to be offered his first professional contract in 1998 at the age of 24.
Despite spending summers working on his coaching certificates, it was still something of a shock when was initially offered the chance to take on the manager's role at the Racecourse, even on a caretaker basis, following the departure of Dean Saunders to Doncaster Rovers.
The idea was to buy some breathing space while applications for the position were invited, but the he proved such a success in the role that interviews for the position were never even held.
Andy was offered the job on a permanent basis and he lead the team to the third round of the FA Cup, before amassing a club record number of league points, when finishing as runners up to Fleetwood Town.
All this while still making a valuable contribution as one of the team's strikers on the pitch.
Home Sponsor: Signatures (Aberconwy)
Away Sponsor: Dave Onslow
Billy Barr - Assistant Manager
Home Sponsor: Floor & Wall Solutions
Away Sponsor: available - call 01978 262129
Michael Oakes - Goalkeeping Coach
Home Sponsor: available - call 01978 262129
Away Sponsor: available - call 01978 262129
Ritson Lloyd - Physiotherapist
Andy Davies - Head of Youth
Joey Jones - Youth Coach
Born in Llandudno in March 1955 and Joey went on to play for his country, a then record 72 times, during a long and illustrious career in the game.
After coming through the ranks as a junior at the Racecourse, he made his debut at the age of 17 in a Welsh Cup tie against local rivals Chester City.
He did, however, win the Welsh Cup with the club in 1975, when we beat Cardiff City in the final. Joey establishing himself as a full-back and helping the club to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup in 1974.
It wasn’t long after that he left north Wales to join his boyhood heroes, Liverpool (he has a Liverbird tattooed on his forearm), when Bob Paisley paid £110,000 for his services in July 1975.
He made his debut on 16 August in a 2–0 league defeat to Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road and despite the Anfield club winning the title that year, he missed out on a league championship medal in 1975–76, as he did not quite play enough matches to qualify.
In 1977, left back Jones was part of the treble-chasing Liverpool team which won the League championship and reached the finals of the FA Cup and European Cup. He scored his first goal for the club on 9 November 1976 in the 5–1 league thrashing of Leicester City at Anfield.
The treble, unprecedented in English football, was not forthcoming as Liverpool lost 2–1 in the FA Cup final at Wembley to Manchester United, though Jones supplied the accurate long pass for Jimmy Case to score Liverpool's goal. However, they won their first European Cup in Rome just four days later, defeating Borussia Mönchengladbach 3–1.
A memorable banner was unfurled by Liverpool supporters in Rome which said "Joey Ate The Frogs Legs, Made The Swiss Roll, Now He's Munching Gladbach".
Jones was in and out of the side the following year, with the renaissance of Tommy Smith and the emergence of young Scottish defender Alan Hansen severely reducing his first team opportunities to the extent that he left in the summer of 1978 after exactly 100 appearances and three goals, heading back to Wrexham – for a club record fee of £210,000.
In 1982 following Wrexham’s relegation from the Second Division, Joey was on his travels again, this time joining Chelsea for £34,000, having been signed by former Wrexham boss John Neal.
He was sent-off on his debut against Carlisle United at Brunton Park. However, his committed attitude and pre-match fist-clenching ritual eventually made him a cult hero among the London fans. He also proved instrumental in their successful battle to avoid relegation to the Third Division.
He was a part of the side which romped to promotion as Second Division champions in 1983–84 and remained with the club in the top flight for one more season, before surprisingly being sold to Huddersfield Town for £35,000 in August 1985. He finished his Chelsea career with 78 league appearances and two goals.
Joining Huddersfield he was named Town's ‘player of the year’ in his first season and was once again a very popular figure amongst the home support, although he left Leeds Road after two seasons dfor a third spell with Wrexham.
Playing for Wales he made his debut at the Racecourse in November 1975 against Austria.
Jones underwent heart surgery in 2002 and has since scaled down his commitments with Wrexham, he works as the Under 18's and Reserve team coach. In 2001, he had a very brief spell as caretaker manager between the departure of Brian Flynn and arrival of Denis Smith.
In 2005, he completed his autobiography entitled "Oh Joey, Joey!" about his life in football and it was nominated book of the week on Sky Sports News.
Also in 2005, Jones was named as Wrexham's ultimate Cult Hero on BBC TV's Football Focus. Much respected by Liverpool supporters and he finished in 63rd place in the 2006 poll of all-time favourite Liverpool players (100 Players Who Shook The Kopofficial Liverpool Football Club web-site). 110,000 fans worldwide had taken part in the vote.
Home Sponsor: Allan Mather - www.medical-wealthcare.co.uk
Away Sponsor: Manchester Reds