JASON OSWELL believes his time at Wrexham is summed up by Danny Hollands’ wonder strike for Eastleigh in the 2018/19 play-offs.

The play-off eliminator appeared destined for penalties when Oswell’s defensive header from an Eastleigh corner was thumped into the top corner of Rob Lainton’s from outside the area by Hollands.

That volley by Hollands, who is yet to reach a half-century of goals in over 450 appearances won the game and left Wrexham facing another season in the National League.

“When I joined in the January we were fourth or fifth and managed to get up to second before slipping away and settling for a place in the play-offs,” said Oswell, signed from League Two Morecambe on an 18-month deal in January 2019. “My time at Wrexham is probably best summed up by that play-off game.

“I came on as a substitute, won a header from a corner and it falls to their player who smashes the ball on the volley into the top corner.”

There’s a touch of gallows humour to Oswell’s review of his time at The Racecourse, but the striker is proud to have worn the red of Wrexham and knows that he gave everything he had to try and make his mark.

Ultimately, three goals in 34 National League appearances, 16 of which were starts, is how Oswell will be remembered by Reds’ fans still coming to terms with a disastrous 2019/20 season.

“I’m extremely proud to have played for a club the size of Wrexham,” said Oswell, who quickly found himself working under a new manager after Graham Barrow - the man who signed him - stepped down and in came Bryan Hughes.

“If someone had said I’d have done what I have in three years since leaving the Cymru Premier I’d have snapped their hand off.

“I’ve played 40 games for Wrexham, I haven’t scored 40 goals, but whether I played for one minute or 90, it meant a lot to me.

“It might be different for other players who have come down into the league, but for someone like me every minute I played was massive.

“I gave 100 per cent every day I was at Wrexham and can look everyone in the eye knowing that.”

Oswell was unveiled at Telford United just hours after his exit from Wrexham - who released 11 players in total - was confirmed.

The 27-year-old has penned a two-year deal at New Bucks Head, where he will take a step back from full-time football.

“It’s been on the cards for a while,” said Oswell of his move to National League North Telford. “It hasn’t quite gone how I wanted it to at Wrexham and I couldn’t wait around knowing there was only a small per cent chance I might be offered a new deal.

“It was better that we parted ways and it’s a new challenge I’m looking forward to.

“In the current climate players might decide to play part-time rather than stay full-time with clubs having less money and facing the prospect of having smaller squads to work with.

“Full-time football was a little bit different for me. When I first went into it I was thinking ‘what do I do in the afternoon?’ So I studied for a masters degree.”

Oswell, who has been helping the NHS Test and Trace service, has also set-up an online physiotherapy business as he prepares to juggle work with playing once more.

“Since starting out at Newtown, football has given me a lot of good memories,” added Oswell, who used to work at the Countess prior to his move to full-time football.

“When I take a step back and have a look at everything, I’m happy.”