Which league will Wrexham be in next year? Promotion to League Two explained

Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now
Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney will watch League Two action next season after Wrexham won promotion

Wrexham AFC will make their return to the EFL for the first time in 15 years after winning promotion.

The Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds owned side won the National League title after coming from behind against Boreham Wood at the Racecourse Ground on Saturday (22 April) evening. The victory confirmed the North Wales side as champions for the 2022/2023 season.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Wrexham had been locked in a fierce battle with rivals Notts County as both teams surpased the 100 point mark. The Welsh side gained the advantage in the race for promotion with a victory over their rivals on Easter Monday.

It meant that they went into Saturday’s clash with Boreham Wood knowning a win would send them back to League Two. Wrexham have drawn huge attention since the Hollywood stars takeover was completed, including featuring in a Disney+ documentary.

Here is all you need to know:

Have Wrexham been promoted?

Only one side are automatically promoted from the National League. A second promotion spot is available through the playoffs.

Wrexham tasted playoff heartbreak last season, losing to eventual promotion winners Grimsby 5-4 in an extremely dramatic game at the Racecourse Ground. But one year later, they clinched an automatic spot with a 3-1 win over Boreham Wood.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad
US actor and Wrexham owner Ryan Reynolds. Picture: OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty ImagesUS actor and Wrexham owner Ryan Reynolds. Picture: OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images
US actor and Wrexham owner Ryan Reynolds. Picture: OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images | OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images

However they had to do it the hard way after Ndlovu put the visitors ahead within the first minute. Lee struck back in the 15th minute, before a double from star striker Paul Mullin completed the turn around.

The Hollywood star owners were in the crowd to enjoy the promotion celebrations. Fellow actor Paul Rudd had also been spotted in a pub in Wrexham earlier in the day, joining fans in singing songs and chants.

Which league will Wrexham be in next year?

Wrexham will make their return to the English Football League (EFL) for the first time since 2008 and will play in League Two. It is the lowest of the four top divisions in the English football pyramid.

Prior to their relegation in the 2007/2008 season, Wrexham had spent an 87-year spell in the Football League.

Was the match on TV?

Wrexham’s promotion winning game against Boreham Wood was broadcast live on BT Sports in the UK. The broadcaster has the rights to live coverage of the National League.

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.