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Edwards Wrexham Future To Be Resolved

Wrexham youngster Kai Edwards has returned to the Racecourse ground after the completion of a four-month loan at Welsh Premier League club Prestatyn Town.

The 19-year-old defender came through the Dragons’ Apprenticeship programme and was part of the club’s 2008-09 North West Youth Alliance championship winning squad.

He signed professional terms in 2009 and his first year as a professional saw him play a key role in the reserve teams successful League West title bid while he also made his first-team debut in the Blue Square Premier in a 2-2 draw with Cambridge.

Much of this term has been spent at Prestatyn and he is now awaiting talks with Wrexham boss Dean Saunders to find out his immediate future.

“I’d like to stay at Wrexham if that’s an option, but I’m waiting to talk to the manager about where we go from here,” said Edwards.

“I’ve enjoyed my time at Prestatyn too. It’s been great having the opportunity to play every week and I feel it’s really helped my game.”

“If the manager decides it would be better for me to return to Prestatyn then I’ll do that. I’m happy to do whatever he decides.”

The Wales under-19 international, who has also been called up for the U21s, is a strong and versatile defender who can play at right-back or in the heart of defence and has also operated as a midfielder for Saunders during his time with the Dragons.

Edwards has also played for Terry Boyle’s Wales semi-pro team, winning his first cap in a friendly match against Poland.

The son of former Prestatyn Town goalkeeper John, Edwards junior joined the Seasiders on loan last August and made his debut in the opening game of the Welsh Premier campaign at defending champions The New Saints.

Edwards has made 15 first team appearances for Prestatyn in the WPL and player-manager Neil Gibson, himself a former Wales U21 international, is keen to retain his services.

“We’re just awaiting news on whether we can extend his loan period and we’re very hopeful that might be the case.” said Gibson.

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