Chris Llewellyn backs Wrexham Supporters Trust bid

Chris Llewellyn
Llewellyn won six caps for Wales between 1998 and 2006

Ex-Wales striker Chris Llewellyn has said he supports a fans takeover of former club Wrexham.

Wrexham Supporters Trust wants to buy the Blue Square Bet Premier club.

The club's current owners completed the sale of the Racecourse and Colliers Park training facilities to Glyndwr University last week.

"If any club deserves to be owned by the fans I'd say it's Wrexham," said Llewellyn.

Another ex-Wales international, Wrexham-born Robbie Savage, has already thrown his support behind the Supporters Trust.

The Dragons will begin their league campaign at home to Cambridge United on Saturday after satisfying the Football Conference.

And the Club has said it has received verbal confirmation that they can proceed with the club's sale.

Llewellyn spent two spells at the Racecourse and was at the club when they were placed in administration in 2004.

And the former Norwich City player, now with Llanelli, believes the supporters have suffered enough.

"I think the fans are fed up and now they're ready [to] put their hands in their pockets and help the club," he said.

"Since I've left, the club has been in turmoil. Every week there seems to be a different story about another consortium coming in.

"I feel sorry for the fans. They are a passionate lot. They care about the club like a lot of the players do. Hopefully by the end of the day things will be sorted."

Despite their off the field problems, Wrexham reached the Blue Square Bet Premier play-offs last season before losing to Luton over two legs in the semi-final.

Llewellyn believes stability at the club would allow Saunders and Wrexham to push for promotion back into the Football League.

"It's going to be difficult in that league," added Llewellyn. "A lot of big clubs with big history are trying to get out of that league.

"To have your hands tied financially is going to be that extra hurdle to overcome.

"But hopefully if everything gets sorted and the shackles are off Dean can build a squad to compete.

"I know Dean's been trying his hardest to get them out of the league. If that happens it solves a lot of problems for the club financial wise.