A new bonus scheme has been agreed for Wrexham’s players, which the club say is ‘thought to be the most generous ever offered’ since their relegation from the League.
Following Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds’ takeover going through, there was a determination from the new board to address the ‘issues created by the absence of a bonus scheme’ for the squad.
Under the terms of the new agreement, players will now receive £200 for each win and £50 for a draw, as long as the club remains in the play-off positions. There is also a bonus pot of £250,000 if promotion is achieved this season.
Executive director Humphrey Ker explained: “Rob and Ryan wanted to recognise the players’ confidence that they can reach this season’s play-offs and provide an added financial incentive to achieve this. There was no obligation to address this, but it felt like the right thing to do in order to support the existing playing squad who are all playing for their futures at the club.
“With the transfer window shut, we all need to get behind this group of players, and Rob and Ryan wanted to be at the forefront, demonstrating their support. We have talked already about next season and the recruitment of new players.
“The current players are in the best place to stake their own claim to be part of the club’s journey. There won’t be any contract discussions with the existing senior squad until the end of the season, which is another reason we thought it was right to put the incentive scheme in place for the current players.”