JAMES McCLEAN has become Wrexham fans’ favorite star after his big move this summer.
McClean helped Wrexham knock Mansfield Town out of the FA Cup in the first round yesterday and fans showed their appreciation.
As the outgoing Irish star applauded the away support, Wrexham fans chanted his name to the tune of ABBA’s Voulez-Vous.
The fans had McClean punching the air to support their tone and he is clearly enjoying his time with the League Two side.
The 34-year-old recently contributed to the club’s famous co-owner Ryan Reynolds suffering a “heart attack” in a win over Sutton United.
Wrexham’s Elliot Lee scored the winning goal in the 89th minute, beating the team 2-1.
After all the drama, Reynolds shared a photo of McClean on Instagram as the winning graphic.
He wrote: “Giving out heart attacks since 1864.”
McClean replied to the star, writing: “(laughing emoji) certainly not boring.”
While McClean has signed with Wrexham on a full-year deal, he recently announced he will be retiring from international football next month.
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The Irish star posted an emotional statement to fans on social media.
He said: “On February 20, 2012, I was called up to represent my country for the first time.
“Honestly, hand on heart, there are no words that can do justice to this feeling.
“Since then, 102 international matches, 11 goals and two European Championships.”
“Now, 11 years later, I have reached a point that you honestly never think will come, but here we are, where I am announcing my retirement from international football at the end of the 2023 season.”
“I have spoken to Stephen Kenny and the New Zealand game at the Aviva Stadium in November will be the last time I celebrate pulling on the green jersey as a player and will give me the chance to say goodbye to the best fans in the world. “.”
After making his debut against the Czech Republic in February 2012, the 34-year-old played 102 international matches for the national team.
During this time he scored 11 goals and took part in both Euro 2012 under Giovanni Trapattoni and Euro 2016 under Martin O’Neill.
He played under four different managers at the Boys in Green, most recently Stephen Kenny.