MANY have tried and failed but Cameron Green wants to say he was in the side that returned Wrexham to the Football League.

The left-back, who joined the Reds on non-contract terms in April following a successful trial, has put pen to paper on a permanent deal until the end of the 2021/22 campaign, with the option of a further year, after impressing during last season’s run-in.

But Wrexham failed to secure a play-off spot after drawing 1-1 at Dagenham and Redbridge on the final day when a win would have guaranteed a top-seven berth so the Reds are planning for a 14th campaign in non-league.

A new season brings fresh hope and Wrexham, under new manager Phil Parkinson, are expected to challenge for promotion, especially with an increase in the first team budget as a result of the club being taken over by Hollywood stars Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds in February.

Green knows there is no given right that Wrexham will be fighting it out for the big prize but the 22-year-old is still aiming high.

“It is such a big club to be in the National League and I think everybody wants to be able to say, ‘I was one of the people who helped Wrexham get back to where they were’, and not stop there,” said Green.

“Let’s climb the leagues.

“I always said I would rather aim high and miss than aim low and hit, and I really am aiming high with this team.

“We have got such great players and it is a great project - why limit yourself.

“Let’s be open and say we want to smash it this season but we have got to earn that right.

“We have got to work hard, we have got to out-play teams and we have got to out-run teams.

“It is going to be exciting but everybody knows it is going to be tough and it’s not given.

“I am very excited being back on the training pitch with the boys and see what the future holds.”

Green, who caught the eye in six starts after replacing the injured Jamie Reckord during the final month of last season, is delighted to be on board as Wrexham aim to clinch a return to the Football League for the first time since 2008.

While expectations might be even higher at The Racecourse as a result of the high profile takeover by the famous actors, Green is not fazed by that and will thrive on the pressure.

“I can’t wait for the start of the season,” said Green, who was released by Watford last summer and hadn’t played in 2020-21 until he was given his big chance at Wrexham.

“It is so exciting to openly admit that we are all pushing for promotion.

“I think everyone likes playing with a bit of pressure and let’s all do it together.

“Let’s all put our all in for the club and see how far we can go.”