AN early October start date is just fine by Wrexham midfielder Luke Young.

And that’s because the energetic 27-year-old has an impressive goal return in matches played during the first week of October.

Young’s goal to game return is around one in 10, but he’s found the net three times in seven matches on or around October 3, which is when the 2020/21 National League season is set to start.

The midfielder scored for Plymouth at Exeter back in 2013, before netting what proved to be the winner 12 months later as Torquay edged their way to a 2-1 over Wrexham.

Young also netted on October 3 three years ago as Torquay inflicted a midweek thumping on Maidenhead, the midfielder moving to Wrexham at the end of that season.

“I do remember them,” said Young when reminded of his scoring feats in October. “One was against Wrexham though, so hopefully I can put things right by scoring on the opening day this season.”

Regardless of whether or not he finds the net, Young is delighted to have an idea of when he and his team-mates will be back in action.

“It’s been strange,” said Young. “When we were first in lockdown we were wondering when the season would restart, but then we were told that it was over.

“There was nothing to work towards, we didn’t know when we’d be back and what to do in terms of fitness.

“Usually I like to take so much time off and then hit the gym and return running in June ahead of pre-season training starting.

“It’s just been about keeping yourself topped up fitness-wise before the gaffer tells us when we can get back into training.

“At least now we know that, all being well, we will be starting back in October and there’s something to work towards now.”

An October start date also represents a chance to put a dreadful 2019/20 campaign in the past, the Reds narrowly avoiding an unwanted relegation.

“We didn’t want it to end how it did,” said Young. “But then was it a blessing in disguise? You don’t know for definite what would have happened. We were confident we would stay up, but there was no pressure on us after the season ended how it did.”

Young was one of the success stories of the campaign, the midfielder one of the frontrunners for Player of the Season, while retaining the Steve Edwards Goal of the Season trophy for his thumping volley against Bromley.

The Ivybridge-born ace, who also triggered a contract extension, said: “I had a good season, much like the first one here, but I think it’s been better for me personally.

“I feel I’ve been consistently good. You always have off-days, that’s human nature, but I’ve been consistent, which is not always an easy thing to do.

“It’s just disappointing that for the team it was a season that didn’t work out, which is the main thing.

“Hopefully I can play my part in us having a much better season next time.”