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12th Aug 2023

League of Ireland star becomes Wrexham’s latest Irish addition

Rory Fleming


The Hollywood-backed club have added a sixth Irishman to their ranks.

Wrexham have continued their Irish themed recruitment drive with the signing of Sligo Rovers goalkeeper Luke McNicholas.

Having already added Republic of Ireland stalwart James McClean to the squad last week, the League 2 newcomers have now turned to the League of Ireland to provide competition to first choice keeper Ben Foster.

At 23 years of age, McNicholas joins the Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney owned side on an initial short-term deal, which will see him move to the Racecourse Ground on loan until January.

Wrexham do however hold an option to make the signing permanent, with a muted five-figure fee agreed with Sligo Rovers.

Fans of the League Two club will be hoping McNicholas can follow in the footsteps of another Sligo Rovers alumnus, with some fans on social media comparing the goalkeeper’s capture to that of Seamus Coleman’s transfer to Everton all those years ago.

WrexhamMcNicholas becomes Wrexham’s sixth Irish player. (Credit: Sportsfile)

Another Irish star heads for Wrexham:

Clearly excited at the prospect of playing at such an up and coming club, McNicholas spoke to the Wrexham website about the move, saying;

“I’m absolutely buzzing to be here and can’t wait to get started. The experience in the goalkeeping department at Wrexham is second to none.

“I’ve got so much to learn from all of them, and from Aidan Davison, so I know I’m going to soak it all in.”

Wrexham began life back in the Football League for the first time in 15 years last weekend with a rude awakening, losing out 5-3 to MK Dons.

A trip to Wimbledon awaits this weekend, with Phil Parkinson aiming to navigate Wrexham through a start to the campaign which sees them without star striker Paul Mullen, who received a punctured lung in a pre-season friendly against Manchester United.

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