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Late drama at Wrexham! Ryan Reynolds and Co complete deadline-day signing of Harrogate Town striker Luke Armstrong for 'really good fee'

  • Dragons swoop for Armstrong
  • Forward proven League Two scorer
  • Arsenal goalkeeper also landed

WHAT HAPPENED? Owners Ryan Reynolds and Robert McElhenney moved late for 27-year-old Armstrong, who represents a proven League Two goalscorer having hit double figures for the Sulphurites in each of the last two seasons.

WHAT THEY SAID: Announcing the sale of Armstrong, Harrogate boss Simon Weaver told the club's website: "We have reluctantly decided that Luke can go to another club.

“It has taken its time because we wanted to keep him, he’s been a great player for the club and we wanted to look after the club and get a good fee in and we’ve managed to do that, but we wish him well.

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“I think it’s a winning situation for him and for the club because we’ve got a really good fee."

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Armstrong's arrival and the return from injury of talisman Paul Mullin will add further scoring power to an attack which is already the league's highest-scoring. Wrexham fans will be hoping the arrival of Arsenal goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo will help matters at the other end of the field where the Dragons have shipped a league-high 14 goals in their opening five league games.


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WHAT NEXT FOR WREXHAM? Wrexham make the short trip to Tranmere Rovers on Saturday afternoon as they look for their second league win of the season.