Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney continue to spend big at Wrexham with two deadline day additions already secured, and the Red Dragons’ business does not appear to be over yet. Veteran goalscorer Jack Marriott and versatile wide man Luke Bolton have signed boost their League Two promotion bid, and Wrexham are still chasing the services of Rotherham’s Jamie Lindsay in a move that could break the club’s transfer record.
Phil Parkinson’s side are sitting second in the table, five points adrift of Stockport County with a game in hand. The North Wales club’s Hollywood owners are leaving nothing to chance as they chase back-to-back promotions after winning the National League title last season.
Marriot has joined for an undisclosed fee from League One side Fleetwood Town. The 29-year-old has enjoyed memorable spells with Peterborough United, Luton Town and Derby County, and scored five goals in 24 appearances for Fleetwood this season.
“I’m really pleased to be here and happy to get the deal over the line,” he said. “The club’s performances, the way they play as a team is a real key factor for me signing and the trajectory that the Club is going in is something that I want to be involved in and I’m absolutely delighted to be here.”
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Wrexham have also paid an undisclosed fee for Salford City star Bolton. The 24-year-old came through the Manchester City academy and has played predominantly as a right-back this season, with five assists in 20 appearances.
He said: “I’m buzzing to be here and how the Club has kicked on League Two to be second in the table is something I want to be a part of. Hopefully we can push on and go for the title because it’s not out of the picture that’s for sure and I’m glad to be part of it.”
Parkinson expects both men to aid Wrexham’s promotion push. He said: “We’re really pleased to bring Jack to the Club. He’s got proven experience at a higher level and comes to us looking to make a real contribution in our second half of the season.
“Luke’s a really good addition to the squad. He’s going to be a player that adds real pace and dynamism to the team.”
According to multiple reports, Wrexham’s business is not done with the club chasing a big-money move for Rotherham midfielder Lindsay. The 28-year-old has scored one goal in 12 Championship appearances this season, and the deal is expected to break the £300,000 record fee Wrexham paid to AFC Wimbledon for striker Ollie Palmer two years ago.