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SIGNED | Defender Shaun Brisley is first signing of summer

Towering centre back is Phil Parkinson's first signing

9 July 2021

Wrexham AFC are pleased to announce our first new signing of the summer, as we welcome experienced centre-back Shaun Brisley to the Racecourse Ground.

Brisley, 31, has signed a two-year deal at Wrexham, following the expiry of his previous contract at League Two Port Vale.

The tall, physical centre-back has also previously played permanently for Macclesfield Town, Peterborough United, Carlisle United and Notts County.

He had previously spent his entire career in the Football League, and he won the Football League Trophy with Peterborough United in 2014.

And the Macclesfield-born defender is excited for the challenge of restoring the Red Dragons to the Football League too.

Upon signing, he said: “I’m delighted. Once I met with the manager, and he explained the really exciting project here, I couldn’t wait to join.

“Wrexham are a big club who don’t deserve to be where they are now. With the new owners and the project in front of them, I want to play my part in getting us back to the Football League.

“It’s massive to be coming into something with a lot of hype around it, but the main objective is, of course, promotion to the Football League.”

On the new addition, manager Phil Parkinson added: “All supporters can see we need out-and-out defenders, and Shaun is just the start of rebuilding that defence.

“He’s got a lot of experience at Football League level, and he’s good in both boxes. At any level, you need a defender who – when the ball comes into the box – will be the first to put his head on it and Shaun will certainly bring that.

“I’m looking forward to working with him.”

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