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Last Updated: Wednesday, 4 May, 2005, 10:56 GMT 11:56 UK
Smith fearing for Wrexham future
Wrexham boss Denis Smith (SportPixs)
Wrexham manager Denis Smith admits his future and that of his players hangs in the balance after the cash-strapped club were relegated from League One.

Many of the Dragons' senior squad are thought to be out of contract this summer and could leave.

The club has also been given notice to quit the Racecourse Ground by owner and property developer Alex Hamilton.

"I don't know if I'm going to be here and I don't know what players will be here next season," Smith said.

"I didn't come to this club to manage in League Two, that wasn't the idea and I don't want to go back."

"It's not something I relish but if I do it then I will do my utmost to get them out in the first attempt, but winning any league is not easy."

They might not even want me
Wrexham boss Denis Smith

Wrexham were relegated after losing 2-1 at home to Brentford on Tuesday night, having been docked 10 league points earlier in the season for entering administration.

Of the players who took the field, only just over half are believed to have contracts that extend past the end of the season.

They include skipper Darren Ferguson, Dennis Lawrence, Andy Holt, Chris Llewellyn, Jim Whitley, Danny Williams, Dean Bennett and Shaun Pejic.

Despite interested parties wanting to buy Hamilton out of his controlling share in the club, the businessman has so far continued to hold out for better offers.

"Whatever happens will be according to whoever comes in and what they want to do - they might not even want me," Smith added.





SEE ALSO
Smith scolds 'unjust' relegation
03 May 05 |  Wrexham
Fans' gloom as club is relegated
04 May 05 |  North east
Wrexham 1-2 Brentford
03 May 05 |  League One


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