LUKE SUMMERFIELD insists that working under Sam Ricketts at Wrexham will improve his game ‘massively’.

The 30-year-old midfielder has extensive Football league experience and joined the Reds in the summer after spells with the likes of Plymouth, Bournemouth and Shrewsbury. And, despite his senior status among the Wrexham squad, Summerfield insists he is still developing as a professional under Ricketts’ guidance.

He said: “Being here’s been refreshing for me. I spoke to the gaffer in the summer, which was really positive and made me really want to play for him.

“It’s been brilliant. I’ve come here as a 30-year-old and I’m still looking to improve as a player and I know that Sam, the staff and the players here can help me do that in a massive way.

“It was easy for me to bed in here. Being one of the new faces to arrive in the summer hasn’t been a problem at all. Not just as a squad, but as a club I’ve been really impressed. The lads are great and the cohesion among everyone is really strong. Everyone behind the scenes has been really welcoming to me and it feels like everyone is pulling together and working towards one goal.”

Summerfield has started all five of Wrexham’s National League games, playing an integral role in helping them to the top of the division. His impressive range of passing and clinical deliveries from set-pieces have proved vital for the Reds, who benefited from two of his assists in the 3-1 victory at Eastleigh last weekend.

Yet despite being their fine start, Summerfield is refusing to get carried away.

“There’s a lot of positivity at the club right now he and I think that feeds into how we’re playing,” he added. “We couldn’t have asked for much more after the start we’ve had. We’re top of the table, but that doesn’t mean anything at this point.You have to put in context of how few games we’ve played so far, but performances have been very good.”