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INTERVIEW | Luke Young on making his milestone 250th appearance

First-Team Captain speaks of pride on reaching 250 appearances

22 February 2024

Feature

INTERVIEW | Luke Young on making his milestone 250th appearance

First-Team Captain speaks of pride on reaching 250 appearances

22 February 2024

Luke Young expressed his pride, after making his 250th appearance for Wrexham AFC in Tuesday night’s draw against MK Dons.

The First Team Captain slotted back into the midfield alongside Andy Cannon and James McClean who were instrumental in pressing back the Dons defence.

The 31-year-old has won numerous accolades during his time at the STōK Cae Ras, including back-to-back player of the season awards.

However, the most important trophy of all was leading the Club out of the National League and back into the EFL.

Reflecting on his landmark achievement, he said: “To reach that milestone in my career at one club is a really proud moment for me.”

“It’s another milestone for my career and another one for the club. It’s a journey that I’ve gone through the last six years from where the Club was when I started to where it is now.

“The Club has grown now to what everyone knew that it could be, and it just needed something to take it to the next level.

“I think we’re showing that on the pitch, I hope we’re giving everyone smiles to go home with because everyone is putting in a shift and wearing their hearts on their sleeves.”

Young arrived in North Wales in the summer of 2018, as then manager Sam Ricketts wanted to bring the skills he showed at Torquay into the heart of the midfield.

He excelled as a mainstay in his starting eleven under both Ricketts and Dean Keates, before Phil Parkinson decided to hand him the armband.

He joins an elite list of Wrexham AFC Captain's who have led the Club to promotion glory, and he explained it was great to be back on the pitch in midweek.

He said: “I try to come in and do the best that I can and be the best version of myself.

“Helping myself will only help the lads out and I want to be out there working hard and doing the best that I can.

“I feel like I’m experienced enough to come in and do a job, I can be steady and consistent. Obviously, being out for so long it can be tough trying to find your feet with a little bit of rustiness.

“Overall, I’ve got to be relatively pleased with the performance from myself and also the team as well.”


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