JORDAN DAVIES insists the chance to represent his hometown club was too good to turn down.

Davies, who hails from Coedpoeth, is back in Wrexham having signed a two-year deal with Dean Keates’ men yesterday.

The 22-year-old came through the ranks at The Racecourse, but after an eye-catching loan spell with Bangor City, the youngster was snapped up by Brighton.

It means that Davies, a one-time season ticket holder at Wrexham, has yet to make his debut for the Reds - a statistic he’s eager to put right.

Reds boss Keates thought trying to bring Davies back to the club might be impossible earlier this summer, but the versatile youngster is glad to have put pen-to-paper.

“I want to be out there playing and the chance to represent my hometown club was something I couldn’t say no to,” said Davies.

“It’s a great opportunity for me. I grew up in Coedpoeth as a Wrexham fan and season ticket holder, so it was a move I was happy to make.

“I didn’t get chance to make my debut last time before signing for Brighton, so I can’t wait to get out there and play for Wrexham.

“I’m itching to get going and it’s a shame the season doesn’t start until October, but there’s nothing we can do about that.”

Davies headed for Brighton in January 2017, and despite twice making the bench for League Cup ties against Bristol Rovers and Aston Villa, he failed to make his debut.

The youngster did make six appearances in the EFL Trophy for Brighton, scoring in the success against Peterborough back in the 2018/19 season.

And Davies is delighted he decided to make the move to the south coast.

“I look back at my time at Brighton with the best possible memories,” said Davies. “It’s a great place with great people and I learned and developed at a Premier League club.

“I was able to train with players playing at the top of the game here and there and it was great to be able to do that.”

But his time at Brighton is in the past, Davies instead focused on helping Wrexham win promotion from the National League.

“I just can’t wait to get out there and find my feet,” said Davies, who is able to play in a number of positions down the left and as a number 10. “A club like Wrexham is absolutely chasing promotion and I want to be able to play a part in helping try and achieve that.”

Davies is back home and a couple of familiar faces greeted him when he turned up for pre-season training this week.

“I saw Carra and Ruthers,” added Davies. “They said I’d changed a bit, but they still recognised me! It was nice to see a couple of familiar faces and plenty of fresh ones as well.”