Lex to Los Angeles isn’t your conventional route in pre-season, but for the ever-creative Jordan Davies, it shows his progression resembles that of the Football Club.
From a scholar to a League title winner, it has been a journey that represents the whole town.
He made his first appearance for the Red Dragons in pre-season at Stansty Park in a 6-1 win against Lex.
Starting at left back in Gary Mills’ side, he is the only current member of that squad to still be at Football Club.
A brief spell at Brighton saw him return to the Club, and speaking before flying out to the US, the midfielder explained he can’t believe how his time at the Club has unfolded.
“It feels surreal. I’ve gone from playing at Lex, Gresford and Mold, to name a few in pre-season, but to get the quality of Man United and Chelsea out in America is special,” Davies began.
“It keeps delivering. We might have a quiet spell and then something big will happen to the Football Club.
“It’s absolutely brilliant for the Club and all the lads are looking forward to showing everyone what we can do and meet the American supporters.
“I’ve come from rags to riches with the Club, and I’m delighted that it’s happened for all the local people associated with Wrexham.”
With the rise of the Emmy Award-nominated ‘Welcome to Wrexham’ docuseries, the Club’s profile has grown across the Atlantic.
Supporters descended on the SToK Cae Ras across the recording-breaking title-winning campaign, but this time it’s the Red Dragons that are stateside.
The first leg of the pre-season tour in Chapel Hill kick-starts tonight, with a sold-out game against Chelsea.
Ahead of the game, Davies added that it will be some experience to play in front of 51,000 supporters in North Carolina.
He said: “Day in, day out, there’s lots of US supporters that have come to visit us at the SToK Cae Ras and they’ll know that they won’t be seeing us often and so it is special.
“The fact that we can come to them and play in America is exciting and we can’t wait to reward them for their support.
“It doesn’t get better than that. I’ve played at Wembley for Wrexham, but it’s just surreal.
“When I joined the Club the second time around, it’s something that you could never have dreamed of. I couldn’t be any prouder for the Football Club.”
Despite the added exposure that the tour provides, it is full focus ahead for the start of the EFL Sky Bet League Two season.
On the back of a historic National League campaign, the attention has turned to hitting the ground running come the opening day of the league season.
That takes place at the Stok Cae Ras against MK Dons, who were relegated from Sky Bet League One last time out.
The fixture on August 5 is less than three weeks away, and Davies expressed the squad will be more than ready come matchday.
He said: “It’s such an amazing journey, and it’s close to becoming very special, especially with us going over to America and selling out stadiums.
“We’re also going over there to work, and as much as we’ll enjoy it, we’re putting ourselves in the best possible position for MK Dons.
“Playing teams like Manchester United and Chelsea gives us no better preparation than that.”