CHRIS HOLROYD admits it was a "great decision" to join Wrexham and he would love to extend his stay at The Racecourse.

The striker joined from Macclesfield Town, where he spent four seasons, last summer and put pen to paper on a one year deal.

It has been a successful switch with Wrexham challenging for promotion and Holroyd the leading scorer with 13 goals.

The 31-year-old revealed he has held talks with manager Dean Keates about a new contract and he would like to continue his spell with the Reds.

"I have really enjoyed my time here this year, it has been brilliant," said Holroyd.

"It was a tough decision last summer to leave Macclesfield but looking back it has been a great decision.

"I have loved it here, the fans are brilliant, the lads are brilliant, the manager has been brilliant with me and I would say it is somewhere I have enjoyed my football most in my career.

"I have had a brief chat with the manager and I would love to stay here."

Holroyd wants to complete an enjoyable season by winning promotion.

"I want to make sure we have got something to show for it at the end of the season," said Holroyd.

"Promotion is the goal, it was at the start of the season. We want to achieve things as players and that would be a great achievement if we could do it."

Wrexham, whose game at Ebbsfleet United last weekend was postponed due to the wintry weather, return to action against arch rivals Chester at The Racecourse on Sunday.

Captain Shaun Pearson's goal secured a hard-fought 1-0 victory in November's derby and Holroyd is eyeing up the double over his former club.

"It was a good result," said Holroyd. "Derbies are always tough and tight affairs.

"It was good to nick a goal and you saw at the end with the celebrations with the fans, how much it meant to them and how much it meant to us as players to give them the bragging rights that everyone enjoys.

"It would be great to get another win."

Wrexham are unbeaten in 12 games but nine have ended in draws with the Reds dropping to sixth in the table, eight points behind leaders Macclesfield.

Holroyd is targeting a good start against Chester in a bid to return to winning ways.

"It has been well documented that we have drawn a lot of games so we need to start positively," said Holroyd.

"The fans will always back us. If we can start the game well and get the fans behind us, I am sure it will end with a positive result."

Chester are battling against relegation but Holroyd knows Marcus Bignot's side won't be pushovers.

"At this stage of the season I think everyone has got something to vie for," said Holroyd.

"We are fighting at the right end of the league where we want to be and obviously they are fighting at the wrong end of the league so there is a lot to play for.

"It has been a bit of time since our last game so we are all looking forward to it."

Holroyd, who signed professional terms with Chester in 2006 and spent two seasons at The Deva Stadium, is expecting stick from Blues fans but he said: "I don't mind it.

"I have played a few times against Chester, I just try and concentrate on my performance so it doesn't bother me."