The feelgood factor is back at The Racecourse and Paul Rutherford believes the potential takeover of the club can lead to a successful season on the pitch.
Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have been named as the “two extremely well-known individuals of high net worth” interested in taking over the club.
As well as the purchase of Wrexham for a nominal sum, the duo also intend to immediately invest £2 million and will put forward their vision for the club and proposal for members to vote on at a Special General Meeting.
There has been a buzz around the town since it was announced Reynolds and McElhenney were revealed as the potential investors, with Wrexham also enjoying global publicity.
Rutherford says the players can feed off the positive vibes when Dean Keates’ Reds kick-off a 13th season in non-league at home to Boreham Wood on Saturday.
“I don’t think it is just the talk of the town, I am seeing it everywhere,” said Rutherford.
“BBC, Sky Sports, everything. It is exciting for the town and we have just got to roll that into performances on the pitch, and use that as momentum and positivity.
“It just rolls into the feelgood factor.
“We have got a good set of lads and a good togetherness.
“A lot of new lads have come in this summer, they have settled really well and some of the performances on the pitch have been really positive.
“It is a really good time to be involved at the club and it’s a far cry from large spells of last season where it was quite a negative cycle.
“It is nice to be part of a positive cycle, it is exciting and fuels positivity.”
Rutherford, looking forward to his fifth season at The Racecourse, is pleased that takeover talk has helped raise Wrexham’s profile.
And although there are exciting times ahead if the deal to buy the club goes through, the winger remains focussed on footballing matters.
“It is surreal,” said Rutherford. “Holywood A-listers, it is not every day that happens, especially at this level.
“It is a great time for the club and what a name to be linked with buying the club.
“Hopefully everything goes to plan, everyone is happy with the deal that gets put in place and the club can move forward.
“But from our angle it is about the football and we are not getting too carried away by all that.
“Obviously exciting times and it is nice to hear but I am also excited about what I am seeing on the pitch.
“Hopefully we can roll it into a positive season.”