Wrexham hope for Pool friendly clash

Andy Morrell
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WREXHAM are hoping to persuade Blackpool to play them in a pre-season friendly, according to Andy Morrell.

The former Blackpool striker, who is now player-manager at the Racecourse Ground, has revealed he is in talks with the Seasiders over a game later this month.

The Dragons’ boss has earmarked Saturday, July 28, for the potential clash.

“They (Blackpool) don’t start until Monday so it’s a case of nagging them,” Morrell said.

“I want a bit of a challenge and for the fans to see a really good Championship team that just missed out on the Premiership last season.

“I’ve got to get it sorted, but if it’s not them, I’m sure someone else will be looking for a game.”

Meanwhile, Accrington Stanley have expressed their disappointment at missing out on Brett Ormerod, who signed for Wrexham this week.

Stanley boss Paul Cook has revealed he tried to persuade the 35-year-old striker to end his career where it began 17 years ago.

Cook said: “We tried to sign Brett as he is a good player, with experience, who would have been a good influence on the rest of the squad.

“But we always know other people can offer more money than us. It’s disappointing but that’s football.”