DIOR ANGUS says the high profile takeover of Wrexham Football Club was not the decisive factor in him becoming Dean Keates' first new signing of the January transfer window.

The 27-year-old striker has penned an 18 month contract with the Reds after leaving Barrow.

Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are on the verge of becoming new owners at The Racecourse but Angus says Wrexham has massive appeal anyway.

Angus was in the Barrow side beaten 2-1 by the Reds on the opening day of the 2019-20 campaign in front of nearly 6,000 supporters and Angus is relishing playing in front of big crowds when fans are allowed back in.

"I am looking forward to it here," said Angus. "It is a massive club and we have all seen and heard where they want to go so I am delighted to be a part of it.

"The takeover wasn't a factor. For me it is what goes on on the pitch.

"Wrexham are such a big club and I really used to enjoy playing here.

"I have played here twice and got beat twice!

"The first game of last season, there were 6,000 fans here and they are the games you want to play in.

"To have that every week is something I am really looking forward to when the fans are back."

Reynolds and McElhenney want success at Wrexham and Angus admits it was important to sign for an ambitious club that wants to win promotion back to the Football League.

"It is more of the fact that the club are going in a good direction," said Angus.

"It is just nice to know that they are trying to get out of the league and want to keep kicking on when they eventually do that.

"Whether that is this season or next season, we will just have to wait and see."

Angus helped Barrow clinch promotion as National League champions last season and he wants to repeat that feat with the Reds.

"We all know where the club wants to go," said Angus. "It is a tough league to get out of but there is no reason why we can't, especially with the lads we have got in the dressing room.

"Winning promotion is a memory and a feeling that I want to relive.

"No doubt there are lads in this dressing room that have had promotions from all different levels.

"Any promotion at any level means a lot and we want to try and recreate that here. It would be incredible."

Angus, who has had permanent spells with Solihull Moors, Daventry Town, Stratford Town, Redditch United and Port Vale, found opportunities limited in recent weeks at Barrow.

Having formed an effective strike partnership with Scott Quigley to help lead the Bluebirds to the title last term, Angus made the switch to north Wales after speaking to the former Wrexham loanee.

"I started the season playing but I have not really featured from a starting point of view since November which has been a bit frustrating," said Angus.

"It is going to be good getting out on the pitch with a good group of lads and playing for a big club.

"I became really close with Quigs and I spoke to him about the possibility of joining Wrexham.

"He said 'you will love it. It is a big club with really good fans' so I am really looking forward to it."

Angus had no qualms about swapping League Two for a return to the fifth tier.

"I am not one of them who is a snob to what level I want to be playing," added Angus.

"It is about playing - being sat on the bench is no good to anybody."