BEN TOZER was convinced he had broken his leg and is relieved he can continue playing his part for Wrexham.

The centre-back, who joined the Reds from newly promoted League One side Cheltenham Town before the transfer window closed, was stretchered off in last Saturday's clash against Aldershot Town which was abandoned because of a waterlogged pitch at The Recreation Ground.

Taken straight to hospital, Reds' boss Phil Parkinson feared that Tozer was facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

However, x-rays showed there was no damage and Tozer was named in the starting line-up as Wrexham came from behind to secure a 1-1 draw at home to Chesterfield on Tuesday in front of nearly 9,200 fans at The Racecourse.

"I went for an x-ray straight after the game to make sure because when the initial impact happened, I thought I had broken my leg," said Tozer.

"I had a lot of swelling in there and I managed to get that down enough to be able to play.

"On Monday I only thought I had about 10 per cent chance of playing but I rested it and did everything I could.

"My only fear was if I got another whack on it, I wasn't 100 per cent but I came through it."

Tozer has been announced as the new club captain, supporting Luke Young who remains first-team captain and the man wearing the armband on the pitch.

With Young absent against Chesterfield after suffering an ankle ligament injury which will keep him out for between 6-10 weeks, Tozer led the team out but he insists the midfielder remains skipper.

"It is great," said Tozer. "In my eyes, Youngy is the captain and I will back him up and support him the best I can.

"I enjoy the responsibility. I don't mind taking the responsibility for things good and bad.

"I have got fairly high standards so I like to try and drive that.

"It is difficult when you come to a new club. You don't necessarily want to be barking orders all the time, every day, but it is something that will come."

Wrexham, without a game at the weekend, travel to Marine for Saturday's FA Cup fourth qualifying round tie.