Wrexham have secured their long-awaited return to the Football League after 15 years away, cheered on by their Hollywood owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.

Top goalscorer Paul Mullin scored twice as Wrexham came from behind to beat Boreham Wood and seal the National League title with a game to spare, and with it promotion to the EFL’s League Two.

The ailing club were bought for £2m by movie star Reynolds and TV actor McElhenney in November 2020, who set about raising the profile of both the team and the city of Wrexham, which has enjoyed an influx of visitors in the wake of the takeover.

The Hollywood duo have embraced a sport they knew little about, regularly flying from the United States to attend non-league matches at the old Racecourse Ground, and meeting and drinking with fans in The Turf pub over the road.

Luxury signings like Mullin and former Premier League goalkeeper Ben Foster have elevated the club to challenge at the top of the division, and after just falling short of promotion last season – a disappointment detailed in the documentary series Welcome To Wrexham – Wrexham have edged out Notts County to secure the title.

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