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How can Wrexham get promoted into the English Football League?

Jamie Spencer
Wrexham are seeking to return to the EFL after 14 out in non-league football
Wrexham are seeking to return to the EFL after 14 out in non-league football / Matthew Ashton - AMA/GettyImages

Wrexham are one of British football’s most historic clubs, founded in 1864 and a permanent member of the English Football League (EFL) from being admitted to the old Division Three North in 1921 until their relegation from League Two in 2008.

The Welsh club have famously beaten Arsenal in an FA Cup game in 1992, as well as Porto in a UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup tie in 1984, by virtue of winning the Welsh Cup – and only three years before the Portuguese giants won their first European Cup.

In 2020, Wrexham hit global headlines when they were bought by actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney. The goal is to make Wrexham a ‘global force’, but whilst still fully respecting the club’s storied history and engaging in the local community.

Last summer, Wrexham landed a deal with social media giant TikTok and became the first non-league club to be included in an EA SPORTS FIFA game when they made it into FIFA 22.

Now, the dream of returning to the EFL is close.

How can Wrexham get promoted into the EFL?

Wrexham ended up coming up short in the National League title picture as Stockport sealed the trophy and the sole automatic promotion spot that came with it.

It means Wrexham have to go through the play-offs to get up to the EFL. They'll get a bye to the semi-final, where they'll meet either Notts County or Grimsby Town.

Should they get through that, Wrexham would earn a trip to the London Stadium for the play-off final. Solihull Moors are in the other semi-final already, and they'll come up against either Halifax Town or Chesterfield.

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