Manager Morrell pleased with Wrexham Supporters Trust talks

Andy Morrell
Morrell has been appointed Wrexham manager until the end of the season

Wrexham player-manager Andy Morrell says initial talks with the club's new owners - their supporters' body - have been encouraging.

Wrexham Supporters Trust officially took over the Blue Square Bet Premier leaders on 12 December.

The club celebrated with a 2-1 win over Gateshead five days later.

Afterwards Morrell said: "Hopefully we can push on, all of us, together as one and make this club what it should be - and that's a successful one."

The takeover finally went through having been held up by the need to satisfy FA rules concerning existing debtors, following a long period of financial problems at the north Wales club.

Morrell deciced not to play against Gateshead after spending much of the build-up dealing with off-field issues.

That included a meeting with the new board members in which player recruitment and retention was discussed.

He said: "It was a general meeting, but really positive - really pleased.

"First and foremost we've all got Wrexham FC at heart and we want to do well for Wrexham FC and that's a great basis to go from.

"We did a little bit of finances. We talked about players, we discussed players, all of us.

"It wasn't me telling them what I wanted, it was all of us planning to see how well we can go and what we want for the future of Wrexham.

"And they're going to go away and have a chat about what monies we've got and what we can do, and hopefully we'll be meeting early next week to finalise stuff and then I can crack on with the players.

"I'm waiting on that, whether it's wheeling and dealing with stuff that we've got already or what, I don't know.

"But we're going to discuss that and I've said my piece and what I believe is best for this club, and the Trust have taken it on board and they've given their own and we both, to be fair, discussed it more deeply than I thought."

The Dragons lead the Blue Square Bet Premier, three points ahead of Fleetwood Town.