MALCOLM ALLEN believes Wrexham would be best served by turning their backs on their Football League dream and returning to the Welsh pyramid.

Former Welsh international Allen, a self confessed Wrexham fan, reckons this season’s struggle to avoid relegation from the National League is reason enough for the Reds to consider a shot at the Cymru Premier.

Wrexham are 20th in the National League table, two points above the drop zone, and Allen feels the benefits of playing in the Welsh top-flight are worth exploring.

“Because Wrexham have come close to getting back into the English pyramid a few times, there’s no getting away from the fact that they haven’t,” said the S4C television pundit.

“How much more can everyone take after a season that is still being threatened with the drop?

“I do see Dean Keates pulling them out of the mire this time round, but the future I would like to see for Wrexham would be for them to join the Welsh pyramid. They could win the league, and they could become the first team from the Cymru Premier to reach the group stages of the Europa League.

“I don’t think it’s going to happen, but I can dream, just like most Wrexham fans do when they think they can get back into the Football League!”