LUKE YOUNG is Phil Parkinson's choice to succeed Shaun Pearson as Wrexham captain.

The midfielder donned the armband in the 3-1 friendly win over Curzon Ashton last weekend and will lead his team-mates out when the Reds kick-off a 14th campaign in non-league against Solihull Moors at Damson Park on Saturday.

It will be the start of a fourth season for Young at The Racecourse since joining from Torquay in the summer of 2018, and the 28-year-old has been recognised for his efforts since arriving in north Wales.

Young was top scorer with 11 goals last term and he joined an exclusive list of Wrexham stars who have won two success Player of the Season awards.

Parkinson, appointed manager on July 1, selected a number of players as skipper during pre-season but the Reds' boss is impressed with what Young has to offer.

"Luke was captain at the weekend and he is going to take the armband," said Parkinson.

"I feel with Luke that he has been here a while and he is a player who leads by example on the pitch.

"Since we have come in Luke has been excellent and he is a popular member of the squad, and he sets an example with the way he plays. "