BRYAN HUGHES wants an attacked-minded Wrexham side to entertain supporters.

Hughes has been appointed manager on a three-and-a-half year contract and the former Reds' midfielder is keen to address his side's lack of goals as the promotion race hots up.

"As a player I was very attack minded," said Hughes. "Scored plenty of goals which is something that we have been lacking as a squad.

"I want to try and get the team playing some attractive football, get into areas of the pitch where they can be effective, excite the fans and play with a work ethic and passion.

"One of the biggest things I learnt in my playing days here is the fans are very passionate, they care about the club.

"I want to show them that the players do as well."

Hughes made his name at Wrexham under Brian Flynn, playing a big part in the Reds' run to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup in 1996-97, earning him a big money move to Birmingham City.

Former Wrexham manager Flynn remains in contact with Hughes who won't be afraid to ask for advice.

"Brian is still a big influence," added Hughes. "I still speak to him, he is the guy that gave me my chance all them years ago.

"He is obviously very experienced so I am sure I will call upon his knowledge; he knows the club inside out being a very successful manager himself here."