The Leader:

MARK CARRINGTON declared Wrexham’s pre-season training camp in Portugal a success and says it leaves the Reds in good stead for the 2019-20 campaign.

Bryan Hughes’ side have spent the last three days on the Algarve as part of their preparation for the club’s 12th season in non-league.

The tour ended with last night’s 1-0 friendly defeat against Portimonense, who finished 12th in the Portuguese top flight last season, and Carrington says the players will benefit from being away together.

“It is good to get away with the boys,” said Carrington, the longest serving player in the current squad.

“You are around each other day to day especially with all the new lads coming in.

“I have done this at the majority of clubs I have been at, always ending up away somewhere, whether it is England or Portugal.

“It is always beneficial that you get away and I think it definitely helps when it comes to the start of the season.”