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Wrexham appoint former Birmingham City midfielder Bryan Hughes as manager

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Wrexham have appointed Bryan Hughes as their new manager following Graham Barrow’s resignation yesterday.

Hughes has returned to his boyhood club following a 21-year playing career, signing a three and-a-half year contract.

The 42-year-old won promotion to the Premier League with Birmingham City and Hull City and had spells at Charlton Athletic and Accrington Stanley, playing in excess of 500 professional games.

Since retiring six years ago Hughes has been coaching at Scarborough Athletic and i2i Football Academy.

The Wrexham board commented: “Bryan is an excellent coach who has a strong affinity for the Club. His appointment signals our intent to go back to the model which has seen us progress on the pitch and again become competitive in the League.

“Bryan will be completely focussed on building momentum in the final 15 games of the season as we look to achieve a successful end of the season.”

Wrexham sit four points behind leaders Leyton Orient and host Dagenham and Redbridge on Saturday.

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