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Video: Thousands turn out to watch Wales open training session in Wrexham

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Monday, May 21st, 2018.

The sun was shining and spirits were high this morning as thousands of football fans descended on the Racecourse to watch the Wales squad take part in an open training session.

Wales Manager Ryan Giggs brought the team to Wrexham ahead of their international friendly match against Mexico later this week, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

It is the first time the national team have appeared in Wrexham in over a decade, and although it was not a fixture, it was welcomed as though it was a home tie.

Stars such as Aaron Ramsey and Joe Ledley were mobbed as they left the team bus, with cheers greeting the squad as they entered on to the turf of the oldest international football stadium in the world.

Estimates indicate that over 3,500 people turned up for the free to watch training session, with all three sides of the ground open and the Mold Road stand full.

Large sections of the crowd were made up of primary schools from across the area; with their enthusiasm and excitement to see their heroes up close not wavering during the 90 minute session that included tactical discussions, ball work and a short game at the end (Wales won).

After the sessions fans had the chance to meet the players up close with time spent to ensure as many as possible had items signed or selfies taken.

Our quick video from the event can be found below, with Manager Ryan Giggs giving his verdict on future fixtures, and how soon we may see a full international match back in Wrexham:

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