BEN TOLLITT admits it was a no brainer to sign for Wrexham after being told he was allowed to leave Blackpool - and the winger is open to extending his stay at The Racecourse.

The 24-year-old winger enjoyed a successful loan spell with the Reds last season whilst with Tranmere Rovers, and made the move to Blackpool in the summer following his release by the Wirral outfit.

But since making the switch to Bloomfield Road, Tollitt has not appeared for the League One club this term and has joined Wrexham on an initial short term loan deal, something the fans' favourite welcomed.

"To be fair to Wrexham, Blackpool seen me play here and liked what I did here so they signed me off the back off that," said Tollitt.

"I got given the chance to go to a League One team and I couldn't turn it down.

"But the new manager at Blackpool wanted to play a different formation to the one that signed me so when I found out I could go out on loan, because of what happened at Wrexham last year I wanted to come here.

"I loved it here and really enjoyed my football.

"All pre-season I don't think I played poorly. The manager just wanted to play a different way and that happens sometimes in football.

"It was disappointing I didn't get a chance there but hopefully I can get a chance here and get back to doing what I was doing."

Tollitt appeared as second half substitute as Wrexham drew 1-1 at home to Barnet on Saturday and he admits a lack of game-time means he is playing catch-up.

"I haven't really played a proper game since the end of July," said Tollitt.

"I am just working my way back in but the more I play, the sharper I will get and hopefully get back to doing what I was doing last season."

Tollitt will initially be with Wrexham for a month but he is keen to stay longer.

"I think they did a short loan just to get me playing," added Tollitt.

"Whether that gets looked at in a couple of weeks, we will see what happens but I am hoping it can do."

Manager Bryan Hughes knows there is a lot more to come from Tollitt.

"It is great to have Ben back, he is going to be a real asset for us going forward," said Hughes.

"It is difficult coming in a game where we haven't really created much first half, but we have asked him to come on and give us a spark second half.

"There were moments where you could see he was in Ben Tollitt mode but he is only going to get better so he will keep improving us.

"In his eight starts for me last season he got four goals from wide positions.

"I have not just brought him in to get goals, I want assists and I want him to drive us forward."

Hughes admits he would like to extend Tollitt's stay at Wrexham even further.

"The quickest way to get Ben in involved for this weekend's games was to do a short term loan so we are going to be looking at that once the games are out of the way to make it longer term," added Hughes, who takes his side to Hartlepool United this afternoon.

Bobby Grant is available at Victoria Park after serving a three game ban and Hughes is delighted to have the striker, who scored in the opening two games of the season before his sending off at Dover, back in contention.

"Bobby started the season off well," said Hughes.

"It was unfortunate that he got the red card, it was a bit petulant but I didn't feel it was a red card, that is why we challenged it. We got over-ruled and these are the things you have to deal with but it will be good to have him back."