After becoming Wrexham AFC’s first signing of the summer on Friday, Jordan Tunnicliffe says the ambition of the Club helped attract him to North Wales.
The defender joined the Club on a two-year deal, running until the end of the 2024/25 season, following the expiration of his contract at Crawley Town.
He featured in the Sky Bet League Two 2020/21 Team of the Season, alongside his new Wrexham team-mate Paul Mullin, who was also included during his time at Cambridge United.
Speaking on his arrival, he said: “I’m really excited, the ambition of the Club, the size of the Club, I’m just raring to get going!
“I’m an ambitious player and this is an ambitious Club, and that’s what I’m looking forward to.
“It’s a very tough division, probably the hardest to get out of. If we stick to the essentials, then I believe we can do it.”
During three years with Crawley in the EFL, Tunnicliffe made over 100 appearances for the Red Devils.
However, he is no stranger to the National League either, playing over 90 times, including winning the FA Trophy against Leyton Orient at Wembley in 2019.
When discussing the move, Tunnicliffe explained that the Club's fanbase played a key role in his decision to sign.
He said: “It was the fanbase, first and foremost. I spoke to the gaffer and what he said about the Club, his ideas… I wanted to come straight away.
“I’ve spoken to the gaffer, and he’s outlined what he wants to do this season and I completely agree with him.
“Like I said earlier, I don’t want to be in the National League for long, I want to help the Club get back to the EFL.”
After securing two back-to-back top-half finishes in the EFL with Crawley, Tunnicliffe believes that he has improved as a player since his last spell in the National League.
The right-footed centre-back stands at 6ft1in, and he explained that his defensive style is versatile and will suit the way the Club plays.
He said: “I think I’ve changed a lot as a player, the EFL is not that much tougher, but it toughens you up when you come up against some very good strikers.
“First and foremost, I’m a defender, I like to head the ball and clear it but if we need to play, then I can do that as well.
“There’s still some very good teams in the National League, and I learned a lot from playing in the EFL.
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