The rebuilding of the Wrexham squad continues with the arrival of forward Chris Holroyd, who played in last Sunday’s FA Trophy final for Macclesfield Town, as they lost out to a late York City goal at Wembley.

With some 400 senior appearances in a senior career that started out as a scholar with Chester, making his debut as a late substitute in a Cross Border derby at the Deva – the Reds winning 2-1 in August 2006.

Two years later, Chris left Chester by mutual consent, with a season remaining on his contract, to sign for Conference side Cambridge United, scoring ten goals in his first season with the club.

In the next season, his goalscoring form, which saw him score 18 goals during the first half of the 2009/10 campaign, culminated in a move to League One side Brighton & Hove Albion for an undisclosed fee in January 2010.

During the following September, he switched to Stevenage on a three-month loan deal, scoring six goals in 12 starts. He was then loaned out again in March 2011, this time to Bury, although playing just a handful of games for the Shakers.

At the end of the 2010/11 season, Chris was released by Brighton and subsequently moved to Rotherham United. Yet only six months later, he was on the move again, this time joining League One side Preston North End for an undisclosed fee.

In September 2012, the striker was taken by Macclesfield Town on loan until January 2013. On returning to his parent club, his contract was cancelled by mutual consent, allowing him to sign for Morecambe on a free transfer for the rest of that season.

In the summer of 2013, Chris returned to Moss Rose and began a four-year stint with Macclesfield that saw him score 27 goals (13 of them in 2016/17) in 160 league appearances.

Born in Cheshire, the 30-year-old has arrived at the Racecourse on a one-year deal.


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