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CONTRACT NEWS | Rob Lainton signs contract extension

Goalkeeper extends stay at the Racecourse Ground

23 February 2023

Wrexham AFC are pleased to confirm goalkeeper Rob Lainton has signed a one-year contract extension, to the end of the 2023/24 season with an appearance-related extension for a further season.

Lainton has recovered from a career-threatening wrist injury sustained last season to return to the playing squad – and started against Scunthorpe on Tuesday night for his first league appearance in 11 months.

Negotiations started on a new deal the previous week with the goalkeeper signing on the dotted line shortly before keeping a clean sheet against the Iron.

And now paperwork has been confirmed, the goalkeeper – our Player of the Season in 2018/19 and one of the Club’s longest-serving current players – is pleased to be continuing at Wrexham.

He said: “I’m really pleased to have signed my contract extension.

“The supporters were great with me on my return to the team, and after a difficult year I’m really looking forward to extending my stay here at the Racecourse Ground.”

Lainton first signed for the Club on loan from Port Vale in 2018, saving a penalty on his debut away to Dover Athletic to seal a 1-0 win.

He became an instant hit with Wrexham supporters, and after making his move the Racecourse Ground permanent, he was named Player of the Season at the end of his first campaign.

Lainton has since gone on to make more than 100 league appearances for the Club, and became only the third goalkeeper in the Club’s history to reach 50 clean sheets with his shut-out in mid-week.

And on his contract extension, manager Phil Parkinson said: “We’re pleased Rob has signed a contract extension for another year.

“He’s had a long road back from his injury, but he’s always kept his spirits up – even when he’s not been in the team, he’s been an excellent squad member and it’s been good to see him back to his best.”

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