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In this month's Red Passion online poll the question was: If you could choose any song for Wrexham to run out to, what would it be?

Hundreds of votes were cast and the top nominations were: 1 Men of Harlech/Various 25%, 2 Denis Denis/Blondie 7%, 3 Wrexham Is The Name/Wrexham supporters & Vic Blackwell 7%, 4 Ready To Go/ Republica 4%, 5 Rollin /Limp Bizkit 3%.

Wrexham's new non-contract signing Kevin Sharp had his contract at Wigan terminated last week by mutual consent and boss Denis Smith wasted no time in luring the experienced left-back to the Racecourse Ground on a month-long deal.

The 27-year-old began his career as an apprentice at Leeds United, spending a year on loan with French side Auxerre during his time with the Yorkshire club.

Sharp became the Latics record signing at £100,000 when he joined them at the end of November 1995 and quickly established himself in the side, making over 200 appearances for Wigan and scoring 12 goals.

But speaking to the Wigan Observer Sharp said: "I'm absolutely gutted to be leaving, I really loved it at Wigan. It's been said that I handed in a transfer request, but that wasn't true. The manager just didn t want me. It just goes to show in football that you are treated like a piece of meat.

Saturday's FA Academy League games against Liverpool went in favour of the Premiership club, but once again the under-17s can feel a little badly done to.

Having taken the lead early in their match through a penalty, they led the Anfield youngsters until the hour mark. But the final score was 4-1 to Liverpool, while the Anfield outfit's under-19s ran out easy 7-1 victors.

Last Wednesday, Wrexham's reserves continued their poor run in the Avon Insurance league, losing 1-0 to Port Vale at the Racecourse.

A combination of hard luck and good goalkeeping kept the Dragons out, while a clanger from Paul Whitfield on 18 minutes presented Vale with the only goal of the game. Young keeper Paul Whitfield came out of his goal but mis-hit his attempted clearance and saw it fall invitingly to Richard Burgess, who chipped the keeper.


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