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Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney attend Wrexham’s first home game after taking over the club

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Wrexham’s Hollywood owners, Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, had a mixed afternoon on Saturday as they attended their first home game at the Racecourse Ground since their takeover of the club.

The duo landed for the first time since taking control in North Wales earlier this week and were taken for a visit to the stadium on Wednesday. They then attended a press conference, where they pledged their long-term commitment and dream of a rise to the Premier League.

And on Saturday, both attended the team’s National League clash against Torquay United, as they mingled with the fans before the game and spoke to the crowd on the pitch.

Their first visit to the racecourse couldn’t have started better either, with centre-back Harry Lennon giving the hosts the lead after just four minutes, firing into the top corner from a long throw from Ben Tozer.

But it ended on a sour note for the owners with Connor Lemonheigh-Evans taking an equalizer for Torquay with less than 10 minutes to go.

Both actors spoke to Shaun Harvey, a special adviser to the board, and appeared in good spirits before the ground began to fill with excited supporters still in awe of the high-profile investors. More than 9,800 showed up for the big day.

Wrexham’s Hollywood owners Ryan Reynolds (left) and Rob McElhenney (center) attended their first home game after completing their takeover of the club in February

The pair went wild in the stands after Harry Lennon gave the hosts the lead after four minutes

The pair went wild in the stands after Harry Lennon gave the hosts the lead after four minutes

Reynolds addressed the crowd before kick-off as they prepared for their first-ever home game

Reynolds addressed the crowd before kick-off as they prepared for their first-ever home game

Both actors were in a positive mood and arrived at the Racecourse Ground before kick-off

Before the match started, they were introduced on the field. The crowd responded with cheers and claps, and McElhenney even spoke Welsh, as did both during their visit.

“Croeso i Wrexham,” the Always Sunny actor bellowed. “Come on, Reds!”

Reynolds added before kick-off: “The tradition, the legacy, the history of not only this community, but this club has not escaped our notice. We hold it incredibly dear.

“Thank you for opening your heart to us. Let’s have a great match!’

In the end it was a two half game with Torquay dominating the second half to save a point.

Reynolds and McElhenney saw Wrexham fall to a 3-2 defeat at Maidenhead United on Tuesday, just hours after flying to the UK, and had a slightly better result on Saturday after outlining their big Premier League ambitions.

Their trip may have been ruined by bad, drizzly weather, but the enthusiasm of the owners was evident during their piece of cake – despite their squad only finishing 11th in the league and falling short of expectations.

When explained to them how long it would take for Wrexham to join Manchester United and Liverpool at the top of the pyramid, Reynolds and McElhenney were unwilling to back down from their master plan.

The two famous actors have pumped £2 million into the club and are aiming for the top flight

The two famous actors have pumped £2 million into the club and are aiming for the top flight

Reynolds, who is known for his starring role in hit film Deadpool and accidentally said ‘f***k’ on live television during the media event, insisted: “We’d be lying if the dream wasn’t the Premier League. It won’t be overnight, you can’t!

“Look, our goal is to get back into the (Football) League and continue our way up.”

“The perfect end to this season is promotion,” added McElhenney.

“We have a goal for the end of this club and this season and hopefully it will be a story that can be told for years to come.”

McElhenney, the creator and star of comedy It’s always sunny in Philadelphia, continued: ‘As a sports enthusiast, I would like the owner to say that we are going to win the championship and do that as soon as possible.

Reynolds (left) and McElhenney arrived in North Wales Tuesday evening for their trip

Reynolds (left) and McElhenney arrived in North Wales Tuesday evening for their trip

They held a press conference on Thursday and posed for photos with supporters at the venue

They held a press conference on Thursday and posed for photos with supporters at the venue

“Whether that’s this year, or next year, or the year after that. You want that level of optimism.”

Sports post previously reported that the pair would be arriving from the United States this week, arriving Tuesday to a large media presence.

A barrage of camera flashes greeted them and they were escorted to the Maidenhead United stand by an extensive security team, as shocked fans looked on.

McElhenney wore a puffy Wrexham coat and club snapback hat, while Reynolds opted for a navy blue coat and darker overcoat for the chilly decor.

Known for his role in Deadpool, Reynolds vowed to accidentally speak to the media

Known for his role in Deadpool, Reynolds vowed to accidentally speak to the media

Afterwards, Reynolds wrote on Instagram: “Football is a beautiful, heartbreaking, soul numbing, evil and beautiful game and I will never sleep again.”

Boss Phil Parkinson said: ‘They were flying today and they were trying to be inconspicuous but I can imagine it’s quite hard to be inconspicuous and they let us carry on.

“We look forward to meeting them later in the week.

“I’m really disappointed for them that we didn’t manage to get away with at least a draw. But that’s football. It can be a brutal industry.’

The new owners attended their first Wrexham game before their defeat to Maidenhead United

The new owners attended their first Wrexham game before their defeat to Maidenhead United

Despite the result, they had posed with Maidenhead chairman Peter Griffin and thanked him

Despite the result, they had posed with Maidenhead chairman Peter Griffin and thanked him

Reynolds and McElhenney were determined to make their first trip to Wrexham together, rather than individually, but this proved difficult due to their schedules.

Travel plans from the US and Canada put an end to an earlier attempt last season.

However, now that Reynolds announces he is taking a sabbatical, and after McElhenney finished filming season 15 of It’s always sunny, there is a hole for them.

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