As promotion draws nearer Wrexham has sold over 24,000 shirts this season
Ahead of their crucial match against Boreham Wood this weekend, supporters of AFC Wrexham are encountering difficulties in obtaining a club shirt.
If they win against Boreham Wood on Saturday, Wrexham will secure promotion back to the English Football League.
A triumph on Saturday would not only see the Non-League club, which has the support of its Hollywood owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, earn promotion, but also clinch the championship title.
The surge in the club's popularity leading up to the crucial match at The Racecourse has resulted in a high demand for Wrexham shirts. The club's website indicates that this season's home, away, and goalkeeper shirts have been completely sold out.
Shaun Harvey, the club's strategic advisor, has commented on the increased interest in Wrexham shirts.
According to The Leader, Harvey said: “24,000 shirts have been and gone. At first, well, I thought we'd ordered too many. And I suspect if you'd have asked most people how many they think we should order at the start of the year, they wouldn't have got to 24,000 either.
“Next season, we're going to order a lot more shirts. We're looking at ordering 35,000 shirts next season across three kits. I'm still no wiser now to this day if that's the right number. We'll do better, because there will be more shirts earlier. We can top up that order again when the first lot of orders come in.”
The presence of Reynolds and McElhenney as owners has significantly boosted tourism in Wrexham.
Jim Jones, the CEO of North Wales Tourism told the BBC: “We could not buy the promotion that [the owners] are bringing to the area.
“It's a great gateway for people who visit Wrexham to then visit the rest of beautiful north Wales. I think there's not a lot that we really have to do because Rob and Ryan are doing it all for us.
“Hopefully Wrexham will go from strength to strength, not just on the pitch but also in terms of their economic regeneration which includes tourism.”