DAN JARVIS is not fazed by high expectations and the attacking midfielder can't wait to play his part in helping Wrexham climb to National League safety.

The 21-year-old has become Reds' boss Dean Keates' second new signing of the January transfer window, putting pen to paper on an 18-month contract after leaving Stoke City.

During his 10-year stay with the Potters, Jarvis was coached by former Wrexham assistant boss and striker, Kevin Russell, who manages the club's under 23 side, and was recommended to Keates.

There may be pressure on Jarvis, who could make his debut in Saturday's home game against Woking, to show why he is so highly-rated but he is relishing the opportunity at The Racecourse.

"Hopefully Kev has put in a good word in for me!" said Jarvis. "Apparently I come in good stead so no pressure!

"Hopefully I can do well and show what I can do."

"Hopefully I can score a couple of goals, get a couple of assists and get this place rocking again.

"I do pride myself on creating chances and scoring goals, so hopefully I can bring that to the table."

Jarvis, who played seven Football League Trophy games for Stoke, had no qualms about signing for Wrexham who are only two points above the relegation zone.

And a desire to play senior football clinched the deal for Jarvis.

"I am absolutely chuffed to be here and hopefully I can help Wrexham get to where they need to be," added Jarvis.

"I just need to get playing football and enjoy my football.

"I have done my time at Stoke and I enjoyed my time there. I am just here to enjoy my football again.

"I can't wait to start playing first team football and men's football.

"I think it was the right time to leave Stoke. I am only 21 so I have got time on my hands.

"It was quite an easy decision. Wrexham are a huge club and it is a great opportunity for me to come and play first team football."

Jarvis has caught the eye of Keates for some time and trained with Wrexham over the Christmas period.

The Reds' boss is delighted to finally get his man and believes Jarvis has got a bright future in the game.

"Daniel is someone I have watched closely over the last year-and-a-half," said Keates.

"He has gone through their academy and is highly regarded but never really got the opportunity.

"The lad was desperate to get out, he wants first team football. I had him in training before Christmas and he has fancied it ever since.

"It has taken a lot longer than I envisaged to get it across the line and I am looking forward to working with him; he is someone I believe will go on and have a Football League career.

"He has got quality but the next step is to make sure he plays his part to get this football club where it needs to be for this season."

More signings are set to arrive at The Racecourse next week.

"There are one or two more things in the pipeline," added Keates. "Do I envisage them being done before this weekend? Probably not, it is something that may take us into next week in a couple of different positions."