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t’s not every day the unknown number which flashes up on your phone turns out to be a call from Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds.
Even fewer footballers can say they were having a pre-game massage only to be wide eyed as Will Ferrell casually dropped by to say ‘hi’.And how often do promoted teams squads get treated to a break in Las Vegas as a reward?ut as striker Elliot Lee says: “The surreal at Wrexham becomes normal.”
You ask any of the lads, we laugh about it sometimes. I remember when Will Ferrell walked in we all just laughed at each other. This is before a game. I was like ‘this is crazy.’ That is just what it is.We are going to be going out to America soon [for a pre-season tournament] and it will be crazy again.
“It’s just Wrexham. That is literally what I have tried to tell people back home. It is hard to describe until you get here.”
Lee joined the so-called Hollywood club in July 2022, scoring twice on his debut. He went on to play a key role in Wrexham’s extraordinary National League title success to end a 15-year wait for a return to the Football League.
Wrexham midfielder Elliot Lee says he wears number 38 to honour his late team-mate Dylan
Durham-born, Lee’s dad Rob notably played for Newcastle and West Ham, earning 21 caps with England. His brother Olly was also a footballer at Gillingham until injury forced premature
Lee is used to rubbing shoulders with high profile characters. He talks fondly of family barbecues with his dad’s close Newcastle team mates Alan Shearer and Shay Given. The late Wales manager Gary Speed would also stop by the house with his guitar.
“My dad and Alan were best friends at Newcastle, our mums are best friends. They have three kids, mum and dad have three kids of similar ages, so we have basically grown up together. We have a WhatsApp family group chat of their family and my family.
“Any time someone does something good there are always loads of celebrations going on in the chat. Any time I score I get the Elliot Lee chant in the group chat. It’s nice. It’s a bit surreal but as I said he’s like my dad’s best friend. It’s your closest family friend that’s what they are to us. I suppose it’s not bad when it’s Alan Shearer.