Calls have been made for international football to return to Wrexham.

Ken Skates MS wants the town’s Racecourse Ground back on the world stage – and says the Reds’ ‘sensational’ comeback win at the weekend shows its more than up to the challenge.

The famous victory – which saw Wrexham come from 2-5 down to win 6-5 in injury time – was even raised in the Senedd yesterday (Tuesday).

Mr Skates, a Wrexham AFC season ticket-holder, said to Trefyndd and Wrexham MS Lesley Griffiths: “Saturday's National League match at the Racecourse was a phenomenal event. You and I were both present at it, along with almost 9,000 spectators. And it once again demonstrated how the world's oldest international football stadium can host dramatic and sensational events.

“Would the Government commit to pressing for the return of international matches to the Racecourse as soon as possible?”

Ms Griffiths responded: “The match on Saturday was absolutely extraordinary – I’m still smiling. In my 50 years of attending the Racecourse, I've never seen anything quite like it.

“I think you make a really important point. As a child, that's where I went to watch international matches. I know the new chief executive at the Football Association of Wales is very keen to see games played at the Racecourse.”

Wrexham last hosted an international game in March 2019, when Wales beat Trinidad and Tobago 1-0, with Ben Woodburn scoring a last minute winner in front of a sold out Racecourse.

Prior to that, there had been an 11 year wait for international football to return to the ground which hosted Wales' first ever match

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Ms Griffiths, a fellow Reds season ticket-holder, added: “I think it's very important for us in north Wales that those games are played, even if they're only friendly games, in the coming years. So I'm sure the Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport will certainly continue to press that with the Football Association of Wales.”