BRYCE HOSANNAH had no qualms biding his time but the wing-back is now ready to play his part in helping Wrexham climb the National League.

The 22-year-old arrived at The Racecourse from Leeds United on a free transfer on August 31, putting pen to paper on a two-year deal.

Having undergone hamstring surgery in March, Hosannah insists he was never going to be thrown straight into the side by Reds' boss Phil Parkinson but his big chance finally arrived on Saturday.

Hosannah started the game with Aldershot Town which was abandoned after 50 minutes because of a waterlogged pitch at The Recreation Ground with Wrexham holding a deserved 2-0 lead.

"I was really happy to play," said Hosannah. "Obviously I knew I wasn't going to get thrown in straight away because I have come off the back of a long-term injury.

"The manager knew my history and I didn't really have a pre-season.

"I haven't been frustrated with not playing at all, I think it was part of the plan that I couldn't be thrown straight in.

"I have built up my fitness in training and played in a couple of behind closed doors games.

"I have been working behind the scenes with the coaching staff who have been great with me so far and they finally put me in at Aldershot.

"I felt ready to play and the gaffer gave me the opportunity. I just wanted to try and grab it with both hands."

Hosannah impressed on the right flank and although pleased with how he performed on 'debut', he was disappointed not to mark the occasion with three points as the result won't count.

"I was pleased with how I played in the first half. I just tried to play my natural game," said Hosannah.

"As a wing-back I am very attacking, I try and join up with the attacks but still do my job, and I felt like I was doing that in the first half so I was happy with how it went.

"That makes it an even bigger reason why I am disappointed it was called off and we didn't get three points because we were in complete control of the game.

"Hopefully the fans seen what I did at Aldershot, we pick up a few good results and climb the league."