TONIGHT'S opening pre-season friendly can't come soon enough for new signing Jamie Reckord.

Wrexham begin their build-up to the 2020-21 campaign with a behind closed doors clash against Cymru Premier neighbours Cefn Druids at The Racecourse.

It will be the first taste of match action in six months for players like Reckord after the 2019-20 season was suspended in March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Reckord has since made the move to Wrexham from National League rivals Solihull Moors and the experienced left-back is relishing his first outing for the Reds.

"It has been a while since I played a game," said Reckord, one of eight new signings made by Wrexham boss Dean Keates over the summer.

"It has been crazy but all the lads have kept themselves ticking over and doing what we can.

"But there is nothing like a game and I can't wait to play my first game for Wrexham.

"It will be nice to play somewhere fresh and play my first game with the boys.

"It is at home as well so it will be really nice to play on The Racecourse pitch in an 11 v 11 match.

"I am really looking forward to playing."

The Wrexham players returned for pre-season training three weeks ago and it is a case of so far, so good for Reckord.

"I have enjoyed every minute of it so far," said Reckord. "We have been back a few weeks now and the training has been good.

"Hopefully the game goes well and we play the way we want to play in the season, and go from there.

"It is important to get minutes under our belts and play the way the gaffer wants us to play."

Wrexham's pre-season friendlies will not be played in front of supporters because of Covid-19, although fans could be allowed to attend matches with reduced capacities and restrictions in place when the National League campaign kicks off on October 3.

Having no supporters at matches for the time being is something that Reckord and his team-mates will just have to get used to.

"It will be different but that is how it is," said Reckord.

"We have just got to get on with it. There are no fans at the moment and you have just got to take it in your stride.

"But I am looking forward to seeing the fans and hopefully that will be sooner rather than later."

Reckord, joined at The Racecourse by Elliott Durrell, Jordan Ponticelli, Reece Hall-Johnson, Jordan Davies, Theo Vassell, Adi Yussuf and Kwame Thomas, was put through his paces on a team bonding exercise last week.

Keates' first team squad went gorge walking and took part in activities such as archery, with the experience getting the thumbs up from Reckord.

"I really enjoyed it," said Reckord. "It was great team bonding and a good day out.

"Everyone was together and all the lads enjoyed it which is the main thing. We did gorge walking and a few other things.

"They were things I had never tried before and I loved every minute of it."