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CONTRACT NEWS | Wrexham AFC extend Tyler French’s contract

Club take up option to keep versatile defender at the Racecourse

4 February 2022

Wrexham AFC are pleased to announce the Club has taken up the option in Tyler French’s contract, to extend the versatile defender’s deal until the end of the 2022/23 season.

French, 22, signed a new contract in the summer, which included the option of an extra season.

And the Club have elected to take up the option on the defender – who has appeared at both right-back and centre-back for Wrexham.

On extending his stay at the Racecourse, French – who signed almost exactly a year ago on transfer deadline day, said: “It’s nice to have the backing of the Club, knowing that they want me now and for the future.

“I’ve not been getting much game time recently but this is the Club I want to be at long-term and I want to do everything I can to get back into the team and be playing as much football as I can.

“I think I have a good relationship with the fans here, they’ve taken to me really well and they are outstanding every week with the numbers they turn in. They are outstanding for all the lads, and it’s nice to have that backing.”

French was one of two signings on deadline day in 2021, along with Dior Angus, after owners-elect Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds donated money to the Club to fund the deals shortly before their takeover was confirmed.

He made 17 appearances in his debut season, and has featured another 17 times so far this season in all competitions too.

And manager Phil Parkinson said of the contract extension: “We wanted to give him that assurance that we feel, first he’s made a contribution this season and second, going forward he has a significant one to make.

“I feel with Tyler he has made a good contribution, and he’s been unlucky not to be involved more.

“He’s a young player, he’ll keep getting better and we are enjoying working with him.”

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