All seems very promising for Wrexham fans this I must say... Just wondered who’s actually going to be identifying / Negotiating with / signing these players that your planning on bringing in with your mega-bills?
Have you got a decent scouting network/infrastructure set up already? Or is this something R&R plan to address by appointing people of expertise in this area?
Plenty of examples of clubs at every level of the pyramid that have big finances in place, but ended up pissing the budget up the wall on ill-thought out signings who end up flattering to deceive!
Goes without saying that if you get that part right, along with a decent manager who’s philosophy/style of play fits the profile of players you’re going to be bringing in... then you’ll take some stopping. However, much easier said than done!
“Player recruitment is a big thing, and getting people in to help with that – at the moment, Dean and the coaching staff, through necessity, have to do so many jobs on their own and I don’t think people always realise that.
“We fully understand why that was the case, but the beauty is that we now have the resources to supplement it and provide more support.
“We also want to revamp the Racecourse Ground and find a new training complex, but it starts with the smaller things.
The clear implication is that building personnel (CEO, scouts, coaches) is to be a priority. Also, with regard to using "mega-bills" for signings, I thought this in a separate interview with the BBC was interesting:
"So our first objective is promotion but we're not going to spend £5m next year, dig out every journeyman from a higher league and say we'll blow everyone away - we want to build a structure that almost means that inexorably we can't remain in the National League, because the level of facilities and the professionalism that we've instilled."
Very positive to hear that it's long term, steady promotion that they're targeting, rather than: "let's get to League 1 as quickly as we can no matter the cost."
To be honest it feels like like a dream at the moment, so in true Wrexham style we're obviously going to Woking at home tonight.