DEVONTE REDMOND hopes he has done enough to get the nod and return to the starting XI for tonight’s showdown with Chesterfield at The Racecourse.

The midfielder replaced injured captain Luke Young after just nine minutes of Saturday’s clash against Aldershot Town and played a starring role before the game was abandoned early in the second half because of a waterlogged pitch at The Recreation Ground.

The match will be expunged from the record books and will be played at a later date, but Redmond is keeping his fingers crossed that he did enough to impress manager Phil Parkinson and he lines up against the Spireites with Young set for a spell on the sidelines.

“Grimsby was difficult to negotiate, it was my first game in ages,” said Redmond, whose only start this season came in the 3-1 defeat at Grimsby on September 14.

“At Aldershot I was ready when I came on after a few minutes and I felt good out there.

“I was happy with how I was playing and I was buzzing to come out for the second half but I was absolutely gutted that it was abandoned.

“It is not an official game but hopefully it sticks out in the gaffer’s mind and I get more chances in that role, and hopefully replicate the performance.”

Redmond, restricted to just two substitute appearances last season in away matches at Chesterfield and Halifax, added: “You don’t want to see players get injured, even if they are in your position in the team, and I hope Youngy is not too bad.

“We will see what Tuesday brings.

“I have not played at The Racecourse for a while so it will be good for me to get back out there.

“Hopefully I have done enough to be involved and we get the win.”

Redmond made an immediate impact, supplying a superb pass into the area that Jordan Davies knocked down for Jake Hyde who gave Wrexham a 22nd minute lead.

“Jordan makes those runs and he is adventurous in his style of play,” said Redmond.

“I seen him cross the line across the back four and I just thought, ‘I am playing this’.

“He has nodded it down and it was a great finish from Hydey.

“I tried it for Paul Mullin and we almost got a second goal. I was starting to get into it so I was gutted.”

Redmond played as the holding midfielder and it's a role which suited him.

“I have done it before,” said Redmond. “I can get on the ball and keep it moving for us.”

Redmond felt the Aldershot ground staff could have done more to remove water from the pitch and give the game a chance to continue.

“It was a bit of an usual situation but you could tell that they were more happier than us with it being called off,” said Redmond.

“I think Aldershot could have done more at half-time and tried to clear the pitch but it wasn’t to be.

“We will just have to do it again.”