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Phil Parkinson praises Wrexham’s match-winner as Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney’s team raises their chances of promotion with a victory over Notts County.

The Welsh football club Wrexham achieved an important 1-0 victory over rivals Notts County this past weekend. The win came thanks to a goal by veteran striker Steven Fletcher and boosts Wrexham’s hopes of earning promotion to a higher division this season.

Phil Parkinson, Wrexham’s manager, had high praise for match-winner Fletcher after the final whistle. “There’s nobody else you want in the box other than Fletcher,” Parkinson told reporters. “When it comes to him he’s such a threat. I’m pleased for him but more importantly, Fletcher and [Paul] Mullin work for the team really well.”

A Important Victory

The win over Notts County ended a poor run of form for Wrexham. It keeps their dream of playing in England’s League One next season alive. “When you play a team that has such technical ability it’s that five yards of work and detail of when to press and both Fletcher and Mullin have the nous of how to do that,” explained Phil Parkinson.

Fletcher’s goal came 20 minutes into the intense match between the rivals. He powered a shot high into the net to put Wrexham ahead 1-0. Phil Parkinson’s players then defended well for the remainder of the game to secure the victory and prevent Notts County from equalizing.

The Promotion Race

Wrexham now sits just three points behind the leaders in the promotion race. The win puts them second in the table, ahead of Mansfield Town but behind Stockport County. Wrexham also has a game in hand over both clubs. This means they can go top with a win in their next match.

“The Red Dragons’ promotion push has been rekindled with victory,” wrote reporter Jack McRae covering the story. Local fans packed into Wrexham’s stadium to witness the important win were ecstatic after the final whistle.

Eyes on Next Opponent

All focus now turns to Wrexham’s next opponent, MK Dons. Phil Parkinson will hope his players can take the momentum from the Notts County victory into Tuesday night’s away match. Earning another three points would see Wrexham strengthen their position in the promotion race even further.

“Wrexham are dreaming of playing League One football and avoiding any jeopardy of the play-offs will be the aim,” McRae noted.

Celebrity Owners Watching Closely

Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have brought global attention to the small Welsh club since taking over ownership. The celebrities watch every Wrexham match closely and celebrate each victory.

Reynolds and McElhenney have big plans to transform Wrexham into an admired club both on and off the field. Getting promoted this season would be a huge accomplishment. It would also reward the dedicated local fans who have stuck with their beloved club through many ups and downs over the decades.

Phil Parkinson Praise for Fletcher

Man of the moment Steven Fletcher received more praise from manager Phil Parkinson during post-match interviews. “There’s nobody else you want in the box other than Fletcher. When it comes to him he’s such a threat,” Parkinson repeated.

The experienced striker now has Wrexham’s promotion fate partly in his hands. More goals will be needed from Fletcher in coming games to keep Wrexham’s promotion dreams alive. Parkinson will work to make sure the rest of the team supplies Fletcher with the service he needs.

League Two Promotion Race

As the League Two season enters its final third stage, the promotion picture is still wide open. Just a few points separate the teams at the top of the table. Wrexham remains in contention, but challengers like Stockport County, Stevenage and Leyton Orient are still blocking their path.

Manager Phil Parkinson knows his Wrexham squad must maintain complete focus in every remaining match. Any slip ups could cost them dearly. But with star striker Steven Fletcher netting timely goals, and the whole region behind them, Wrexham remain confident.

“Wrexham’s promotion traits have already been praised but they will have to kick on to prove everyone right,” McRae noted. For now, the club is enjoying the sweet taste of victory over local rivals Notts County, thanks to match-winner Fletcher. All eyes turn next to Tuesday night’s match versus MK Dons.

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