CHRISTIAN DIBBLE has put last season's difficulties behind him and has vowed to make the most of his run in the Wrexham side.

Restricted to just a handful of appearances in his first two campaigns after arriving at The Racecourse in the summer of 2017, Dibble started the opening 16 league games of the 2019-20 campaign with first choice stopper Rob Lainton sidelined due to an ankle injury.

But after making a promising start, Dibble's form dipped and a series of mistakes set in before he was replaced by the fit-again Lainton in October, and the 26-year-old was then restricted to cup appearances before the season was ended abruptly due to the coronavirus crisis.

Dibble got his first action of the current season at Bromley on Saturday when he came on for Lainton, who suffered a nasty head injury, and he produced a man of the match display as Wrexham drew 1-1 to extend the unbeaten run to five games and climb up to fourth in the National League.

Set for a starting role when the Reds face Altrincham at The Racecourse this evening, Dibble has put last season behind him and is firmly focused on helping his side continue their impressive form.

"It is very hard sometimes being number two and not playing a lot of games," said Dibble.

"I went from playing none to playing 16 or whatever.

"I have totally put last year away, it doesn't matter to me now. It has gone.

"If I have a run of 5, 10, 15, 20 games this year, I am going to do my best and help the lads as much as I can.

"For me it is bouncebackability and just do what I can do."

Dibble can expect a run of games in the side with Lainton unable to return just yet.

"The last time I had a head injury it was two weeks out but I don't know," said Dibble.

"We will just see what happens.

"If the gaffer calls on me I will be raring to go. We are back at home under the floodlights at The Racecourse and hopefully get three points."

Although delighted to be given some game-time, Dibble was understandably concerned when Lainton was knocked unconscious after diving at the feet of Bromley striker James Alabi.

Lainton was taken to hospital but was able to travel home with his team-mates.

"It didn't look good from where I was sitting behind the goal," said Dibble.

"I was straight out of my seat and I knew as soon as it happened that I would be coming on.

"I went over to see how he was and the main thing is he was talking.

"He had been knocked unconscious and couldn't remember what had happened.

"It is never a good sight seeing someone lying on the floor like that because you don't know how they are going to be, especially when you have worked with someone for so long.

"You have got that in the back of your head but you have also got to come on and do a shift.

"Thankfully he is alright and he was on the team bus with us going home."

Although Bromley took the lead following a lengthy stoppage, Dibble made several vital saves and was unlucky to concede a goal but Adi Yussuf equalised to secure a point.

"You have just got to be confident," said Dibble. "Whatever game it is, just be confident.

"It was cold and the first five minutes I was absolutely freezing because I didn't have that much of a warm-up and I was straight into it.

"You hope to make a save and it goes wide but unfortunately it has landed to their player.

"I made some saves but that is what I am here to do, try and keep the ball out of the net, and I have done.

"We have got a good point on the road but we are disappointed with a point."

Reds' boss Dean Keates was delighted to report that Lainton has suffered no reaction to the injury and will continue to be assessed before he is made available again.

"Rob was back in yesterday, the doctor has assessed him and he was in good spirits," said Keates.

"There has been nothing untoward to the concussion so he is in a good place.

"We will take it day by day.

"We have got a date within the protocols that we are looking at and what we are governed by when he will be back.

"He was asking to train yesterday and that tells you everything about his character but we are following the protocols."

Lainton joins captain Shaun Pearson and Mark Carrington on the sidelines.