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Wrexham pre-season 2023: Tour, fixtures, results, tickets & how to watch

Reigning National League champions Wrexham visited the United States as part of their preparations for the 2023-24 League Two season, as the Red Dragons played a number of friendly games in front of their soaring American audience.

Owned by Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds & Rob McElhenney, Wrexham secured promotion to the English Football League after winning the National League with a record 111 points this season.

Here, GOAL brings you everything you need to know about Wrexham's pre-season tour, including squad details and more.

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Wrexham pre-season 2023 fixtures & results

DateGameKick-off timeVenue
Jul 20Wrexham 0-5 Chelsea7:30pm ET / 12:30am GMTKenan Memorial Stadium, Chapel Hill, NC
Jul 23Wrexham 4-0 LA Galaxy II7.30pm ET / 12.30am GMTLincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
Jul 26Wrexham 3-1 Manchester United7:30pm ET / 12:30am GMTMercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA
Jul 29Philadelphia Union II 1-1 Wrexham7:30pm ET / 12:30am GMTSubaru Park, Chester, PA

Wrexham's tour of the U.S. commenced when the Wrexham Red Dragons - a seven-a-side representative team - featured in The Soccer Tournament, which was held at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina from June 1 to June 4.

They defeated Como 1907 3-2 and US Women 12-0 before topping their group with an 8-1 victory over Say Word FC. However, they were knocked out in the round of 16 after a 4-3 defeat to Conrad & Beasley United.

The senior team's first official friendly game ended in a 5-0 defeat against Premier League side Chelsea at Kenan Memorial Stadium, Chapel Hill, North Carolina on July 19. The Red Dragons, though, bounced back with a 4-0 hammering of LA Galaxy II on July 22 at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.

They then beat a young Manchester United side on July 25 at Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego, but the game was overshadowed by Paul Mullin suffering a punctured lung. Their tour concluded with a 1-1 draw against Philadelphia Union II at Subaru Park on July 28, a game that took over four hours to finish due to a huge thunderstorm.

Wrexham pre-season 2023 tickets

Tickets for Wrexham's 2023 pre-season tour of the United States are available to buy now. You can purchase through the links below, subject to availability.

Read more about how to get tickets to Wrexham games.

How to watch & stream Wrexham 2023-24 pre-season tour

Wrexham's game against Chelsea will be available to stream live online using the 5th Stand App or Chelsea's official website.

The friendly against Manchester United will be streamed live on MUTV.

Find out more about watching Wrexham games live.

Wrexham 2023-24 pre-season tour squad

Boss Phil Parkinson has also named his 26-man squad for the U.S. tour, with many familiar names who steered them to promotion last season, including captain Ben Tozer, Eoghan O'Connell, Tom O'Connor, Ollie Palmer, among others.

Wrexham have made just one acquisition so far in the transfer window, securing the services of defender Will Boyle from Huddersfield Town, but arguably their best bit of business has been tying 40-year-old Ben Foster down to a new contract for their return to League Two.

On the flip side, Wrexham released 11 players earlier this summer following the expiration of their contracts and will be looking to bolster their squad over the rest of the transfer window.

Aaron Hayden and Bryce Hosannah have both returned to the fold after being forced to sit out the final few weeks of the 2022-23 campaign.

Playing a starring role in the Wrexham fairytale with 38 goals in 46 league matches last term, striker Paul Mullin sustained a punctured lung, and four fractured ribs after colliding with Manchester United goalkeeper Nathan Bishop during a pre-season friendly win, which means he could be out for up to three months with the injury.

PositionPlayers
Goalkeepers:Lainton, Foster, Howard
Defenders:McFadzean, Tozer, Hayden, Tunnicliffe, O’Connell, Hosannah, Mendy, Boyle, Barnett, Cleworth, James
Midfielders:Davies, Young, McAlinden, Forde, Cannon, O’Connor, Jones, Lee
Forwards: Palmer, Mullin, Waters, Dalby

When does Wrexham's 2023-24 season start?

Wrexham begin the competitive action for 2023-24 with a home game against MK Dons in League Two on August 5, 2023.

The Red Dragons will then take on Wigan Athletic in the first round of the Carabao Cup on August 8 2023.

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