WREXHAM legend Joey Jones last night laughed off rumours that he was set to join the club's closest rivals Chester City.
"There's more chance of me being bitten by a daffodil," said the former Welsh international defender, who is now a member of the Racecourse coaching staff.
Anxious Dragons' fans reacted with alarm to claims put out on the unofficial club website 'Red Passion' that Jones had put pen to paper on a three-year contract to join Chester boss Mark Wright's backroom team at the Nationwide Conference club.
But last night Jones confirmed last month's Daily Post exclusive story that he is keen to take up a new role with Wrexham next season, adding responsibility for youth development to his existing role as reserve team coach.
Jones is one of a number of backroom staff at the Racecourse whose contracts expire this summer and, although manager Denis Smith has lined up Jones and assistant Kevin Russell as key members of his staff, nothing will be resolved until the current takeover by property developer Mark Guterman is concluded.
Meanwhile, Smith remains optimistic that non-contract defender Dan Bennett will be returning to the Racecourse next season, despite news that the 24-year-old defender joined Singapore's leading club yesterday.
Bennett, who has lived in Singapore for the best part of 20 years, has signed for league leaders Singapore Armed Forces FC, giving rise to speculation that he is set to turn down Wrexham's contract offer.
But the Dragons' boss said the player had made no secret of his intention to play throughout the summer and he had heard nothing to alter his view that Bennett would be returning to the United Kingdom at the end of June.
"When Dan went home, I said I felt I had done enough to persuade him to come back to us for the start of pre-season training, added Smith.
"He sent me a text message detailing his plans to play out there and that's as far as it goes. I've heard nothing to suggest that he's not coming back.