Wrexham have confirmed the signing of Anthony Forde from League One side Oxford United, on a two-year deal.

The versatile Irishman, who joins Wrexham for an undisclosed fee, came through the Wolverhampton Wanderers academy system and made his Premier League debut against Chelsea in November 2011.

Forde was loaned to Scunthorpe United in 2013 and later helped Wolves secure promotion to the Championship on his return, before signing for Walsall, where he spent two seasons.

The 28-year-old signed a three-year deal at Championship side Rotherham United in 2016 and went on to make over 100 appearances for the Millers, including the League One PlayOff Final in 2018.

He has spent the last three seasons at Oxford United and is a welcome addition to Phil Parkinson’s squad ahead of the 2022/23 Vanarama National League campaign, becoming Wrexham’s fourth summer signing after Jordan Tunnicliffe, Mark Howard and Elliot Lee.

Speaking upon his arrival, Forde said: “I’m absolutely delighted; it’s really exciting and I can’t wait to get going. I know about the history of the Club and think there are exciting times ahead.

“First and foremost, I’ll give 100 per cent. Hopefully I can get some assists and a few goals, and create a lot of chances for the team.”

Wrexham AFC manager Parkinson added: “We’re really pleased to get the deal done and to
have Anthony here at the Club.

“He’s played a lot of his football at Championship level, so it’s a really strong signing for us.”

All at Wrexham AFC would like to extend a warm welcome to Anthony and his family.