Marcus Kelly: Midfielder aiming for promotion with Wrexham AFC after joining from Forest Green Rovers

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Richard Williams

Marcus Kelly was used to challenging for promotion at his previous club and he doesn’t want it to be any different at Wrexham.

The 31-year-old midfielder became Reds’ boss Dean Keates’ ninth new signing of the summer after penning a one year deal.

Kelly was released by Forest Green  at the end of last season after helping the big-spending New Lawn outfit win promotion to the Football League.

Wrexham are preparing for a 10th season in non-league and Kelly, who spent four years at Forest Green, wants to challenge at the top end of the table.

“I left Forest Green at the end of last season and got a call from the gaffer here in late May,” said Kelly.

“I was getting married around the time he called me and I went on my honeymoon as well but I had a good chat with him and then came back.

“We got down to business and started talking football again. I was really impressed with what he was saying, and I thought it would be a good move for me to come here.

“It is a great club with great history and a great fanbase so I was delighted to join.

“There were other clubs interested but I thought Wrexham was the club for me.”

Kelly is linking up with Sam Wedgbury, another summer signing from Forest Green, and James Jennings who also played for the Gloucestershire club.

“I know a couple of the lads here,” said Kelly. 

“If we can get a good team spirit going here next season, that will push us forward and hopefully we can do really well. That was another big factor in me coming here.

“Obviously I want to be pushing at the right end of the table and I think the squad here has got enough quality to be at the top end of the table.

“I had a great time at Forest Green, it came to an end and I am looking for another adventure and I thought Wrexham is going to fit the bill.”

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