Brian Flynn praises Wrexham manager Andy Morrell

Andy Morrell

Former boss Brian Flynn has said Wrexham player-manager Andy Morrell deserves credit for leading the club's promotion push.

Wrexham have lost only two league games since Morrell succeeded Dean Saunders and are second in the Conference.

And Flynn says Morrell is the right man to continue in the job whether or not Wrexham are promoted.

"Andy's got to take a lot of credit for where they are at the moment," Flynn told BBC Sport Wales.

"Andy's stepped in and he's kept the momentum going really well.

"He's done remarkably well to keep the results going. Credit to him and obviously the players. They've put themselves in with a great chance of promotion."

The Dragons dropped out of the Football League following relegation from League 2 in 2008.

Brian Flynn
Brian Flynn was Wrexham manager between 1989 and 2001

Wrexham are currently two points behind leaders Fleetwood in the Blue Square Bet Premier following a 4-1 home win over Hayes & Yeading.

And Flynn, who was in charge at the Racecourse between 1989 and 2001, is confident his former club can secure promotion.

"They've put themselves in a great position," added Flynn, who is now in charge of Wales youth teams.

"Fleetwood are going to be tough to break down but I'm sure they can do it.

"Obviously as an ex-manager and for Welsh football I'm so desperate they can get back into the [Football] League. This is a great opportunity for them."

It was Flynn who first signed Morrell for Wrexham in 1998, with the striker joining from non-league Newcastle Blue Star.

And Flynn believes the former Blackpool and Coventry possess the characteristics to do well as a manager.

"I signed Andy when he was 24 and he thought his time had passed him [and that] he didn't have a chance to became a professional footballer. He's had a great career," said Flynn.

"He's got a calm nature which is always useful when you're a manager. Academically he's quite bright and he knows what he wants."

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