Wrexham eyeing up a loan move for Josh Ginnelly

According to reports at Wrexham, out-of-favour winger Josh Ginnelly is a target of manager Dean Keates.

Keates, who signed Ginnelly when he was Walsall boss, knows the player well and holds him in high esteem.

22-year-old Ginnelly made his career breakthrough last season with Walsall under Keates, making 18 starts in League One, while scoring twice in that spell.

Prior to his permanent switch to Walsall, the Burnley youth product enjoyed a number of loan spells, including a half-season with National League side Altrincham, where he scored against Wrexham in a 1-1 draw in 2016.

With Preston manager Alex Neil hoping that new signing Scott Sinclair can assume Callum Robinson’s mantle on the left wing, Josh Ginnelly has slipped further down the pecking order.

A loan move is a must, but it remains to be seen as to whether he’d drop as low as National League strugglers Wrexham.

Wrexham are one of the biggest sides outside of the EFL in terms of infrastructure and history, but Ginnelly has proven his worth as high as League One level.

Sources at Wrexham claim that Keates has been monitoring Ginnelly’s situation for over a year and perhaps former Wrexham hero Louis Moult would help facilitate a move in Wrexham’s favour.

It seems unlikely, despite the connections, but wherever Ginnelly ends up, it’s vital that he gets a run of games lower down in the football pyramid.