Wrexham AFC’s iconic promotion-winning strikeforce, Andy Morrell and Lee Trundle, head the list of Club legends set to represent the Wrexham Red Dragons at The Soccer Tournament in Cary, North Carolina.
Morrell and Trundle, who scored 48 goals between them when Wrexham won promotion from League Two in EFL League Two in 2003, will be reunited for the tournament, which takes place from June 1 to June 4.
Also representing the Wrexham Red Dragons in the winner-takes-all $1 million seven-a-side tournament at Wakemed Soccer Park will be Paul Rutherford and Mark Carrington – who each made more than 200 appearances for the Club up to 2021.
Tricky midfielder Dan Jarvis and player-manager David Jones complete the list of former players, while two current Wrexham AFC stars will also be making the trip in goalkeeper Mark Howard and defender Scott Butler.
Guest players George Boyd and Liam Grimshaw complete the line-up, with space for three further players to be added to the squad before the registration deadline.
Wrexham Red Dragons will take on Cesc Fabregas’ Como 1907 in their opening game, before matches against the US Women and Say Word FC.
Wrexham Red Dragons Squad
David Jones (player-manager)
Former Manchester United academy graduate, who played in the Premier League for Derby, Wolves, Wigan and Burnley among others. After finishing his playing career at Wrexham last season, he is now first-team coach at the Racecourse Ground.
Iconic former Wrexham striker and later manager, who led the team to promotion on the pitch when he hit 34 goals in the 2002/03 season, and to FA Trophy victory in 2013 as player-manager. Mozza also played for Coventry City, Blackpool and Bury in between his two Wrexham spells.
Showboating former striker, who partnered Morrell in Wrexham’s promotion-winning team in 2003 and later made a name for himself with Swansea City. The tricky striker scored more than 300 career goals across spells in both England and Wales.
A versatile defender and midfielder who made more than 200 league appearances for Wrexham between 2013 and 2021. A former Player of the Year winner at the Racecourse Ground, he earned cult hero status with his goal against Premier League Stoke City in the FA Cup in 2015.
A tireless midfielder with a reputation for non-stop running, Rutherford made more than 200 Wrexham appearances between 2016 and 2021. As seen on the Welcome to Wrexham cameras, the popular midfielder will be seeking redemption after being sent off in his final Wrexham game.
A tricky midfielder who signed for Wrexham from Stoke City shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, and scored on his debut at the Racecourse Ground. Across two-and-a-half seasons with Wrexham, he made more than 50 appearances – scoring twice under Phil Parkinson in his final campaign.
Fresh from winning promotion under Phil Parkinson for the second time in his career, the hugely experienced goalkeeper – and host of the Yours, Mine, Away! Podcast – will be the Red Dragons’ goalkeeper in Cary. He made 39 appearances in total in 2022/23, keeping 12 clean sheets.
Former Wrexham youth player, who rejoined the Club earlier last season having played for Swansea City in between. He made his professional first-team debut in January, and it was recently confirmed the Club would be renewing the centre-back’s contract for another year.
Capped twice by Scotland, the attacking midfielder/winger will appear in Cary as a guest player with the Wrexham Red Dragons. Best known for his spells with Peterborough United and Burnley as a player, he scored more than 100 league goals in a career that spanned each of the top five levels of English football.
A former Manchester United youth academy graduate and ex-England youth international, the 28-year-old’s career breakthrough came in Scotland with Motherwell – whom he played more than 100 times for. Last season, he played with Greenock Morton in the Scottish Championship.