KEVIN WILKIN says Wrexham need their loyal fans to roar the club to ‘the next level’ as he looks to banish memories of a tough season.

The Reds manager made his plea to supporters as season tickets went on sale yesterday with prices frozen for the 2014/15 campaign.

Despite registering a disappointing 17th place finish in the Conference Premier, Wilkin is hopeful of steering the club back to the Football League in his first full season as manager.

But he admits it will need a massive effort from all sides, urging Reds fans to buy into his philosophy ahead of a busy summer of re-building.

“This season was a tough one for Wrexham. But that should only fuel the desire to take us where we want to be – back in the League,” said the former Nuneaton boss.

“I came from a team with limited resources but boundless heart and I feel those same ingredients here.

“There is a real sense of unity and that is something that can help drive us on in the dream we all share.

“Whether you are the chairman, the manager, the groundsman, the kitman, a steward, a fan or, of course, a player, you all have a part to play.

“Last season did not meet expectations on the pitch. There is no sugar coating that. But supporters stuck with us even though they expected better.

“This year I hope to be able to deliver that with a team featuring energy, passion and quality – a team that is greater than the sum of its parts.

“My teams at Nuneaton were built on those foundations and we already have some of those ingredients, but I am determined to add to them over the summer.

“The challenges faced last season, beforehand and after my arrival, only gives me renewed determination to get us where we want to be and give the fans a team to believe in.

“I've no doubt everyone will give their best to make that happen.”

Wrexham head into the summer off the back of their worst ever season in the football pyramid.

They picked up just 59 points in a Conference Premier campaign that failed to ignite, finishing 42 points behind champions Luton and 18 points from a play-off berth.

It represented a massive come down for the Reds having fought closely for promotion in each of their previous three seasons.

Wilkin anticipates it won’t prove any easier when the new season swings back into action in August, but he is confident that the club’s supporters will be celebrating a return to the Football League sooner rather than later.

“This coming season will be no easier than any other,” he added.

“This is not an easy league to get out of and that should never be forgotten.

“But when the day comes that we celebrate promotion - and I'm determined it will - we will savour it even more because of the long road you have travelled.

“You might think that as a supporter you are merely an observer on a Saturday afternoon, but you are the lifeblood of our club.

“The players should always wear the shirt with pride, but seeing you in the stands in your thousands and hear your voices as one can raise us to that next level.”