Wrexham star confirms second Las Vegas trip as Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney challenged

Wrexham players are heading back to Vegas this summer
Wrexham players are heading back to Vegas this summer -Credit:Twitter: Rob McElhenney

Wrexham are heading back to Las Vegas to celebrate their second successive promotion, one of their players has confirmed.

Phil Parkinson's side will play in the third tier of English football next season after finishing second in League One, four points behind champions Stockport who they beat 2-1 on Saturday. This promotion comes a year after they returned to the EFL for the first time in 15 years by winning the National League title.

The Red Dragons celebrated that historic title win with an incredible four day trip to Vegas, bankrolled by Hollywood co-owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, who pulled out all the stops to give their team an unforgettable experience.

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The trip saw the players enjoy several famous hotels and night clubs in the city, including Hakkasan and the Bellagio, while they also attended a Chainsmokers gig and were invited on stage by international DJ Steve Aoki, while they also enjoyed other luxury hotspots including Spago and Omnia.

The likes of Paul Mullin and Ollie Palmer soaked up the sun as the drinks flowed at an all-day pool party, while there were luxurious meals out at top restaurants. One dinner even featured a bespoke congratulations glass sculpture in the shape of Wrexham's club crest.

It was an utterly surreal experience for Wrexham's players, who were blown away by Reynolds and McElhenney's generosity after the actors agreed to foot the bill. Unsurprisingly, the squad racked up a hefty tab with former Manchester United and England goalkeeper Ben Foster estimating the bash cost "at least half a million".

Once their promotion to League One was confirmed, Elliot Lee suggested that the squad would be heading back to Sin City this summer as they told their co-owners to "fire up the jet", while captain Ben Tozer challenged them to "try and top last year". McElhenney also hinted at a return, but the plans were confirmed after the win over Stockport by striker Andy Cannon.

"We're going to Vegas again," said Cannon, who scored Wrexham's last-minute winner. "Hopefully I'll have a good time with everyone but I don't want to stop the season right now personally, because I've been adding goals to my game, and I've been enjoying every second of it. But at the same time, I think everyone's needed a well-deserved rest as well."

One player who will be relishing the return to Vegas is 21-year-old defender Max Cleworth, who was part of the travelling party last summer but didn't get the full experience due to being below the United States' legal drinking age. Looking ahead to the "unbelievable" experience, he said: "“Hopefully I'll just enjoy it a bit more than I did last year.

"I’ll be allowed in a few more places! I'll enjoy it more but also to be treated to something like that by the owners is unbelievable and to do it with the group of lads we’ve got is really special.”

With a huge following Stateside due to the success of the Welcome to Wrexham documentary, Wrexham's players will be returning to North America later this summer as part of their pre-season tour. Having faced the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea last year, they will now undertake a tour of the West Coast of the USA and Canada in July.

The Red Dragons will again take on Mauricio Pochettino's Blues in between clashes with Bournemouth and Vancouver Whitecaps, in what Reynolds and McElhenney have billed as the 'Wrex Coast Tour'.