SHAUN HARVEY believes a lot of progress has been made on the pitch but he hopes there is a lot more to come in the second half of the season.

The Reds are in contention for a top-seven finish at the midway point in the campaign with manager Phil Parkinson looking to complete new signings in the January transfer window to give the promotion challenge a boost.

Harvey plays a key role in the recruitment process as Strategic Advisor to the board at The Racecourse.

The 51-year-old, a former chief executive at the Football League, feels Wrexham are heading in the right direction but admits where the Reds finish the season will be a true measure of success.

"I will be the same as every single fan. I will look at the league table and that gives you an idea of where we are," said Harvey.

"What I am confident about is that we have got more to come, we have not peaked.

"We will settle for where we are now because we always needed to be in contention to be able to go on.

"The job that Phil has done bringing a group of players together, and the players gelling as quickly, shouldn't be under-estimated because it is not easy.

"They have done well, they have got us to where we are, but we will judge at the end of the season how successful that's been."

Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney completed their high profile takeover at The Racecourse last February and the duo are also making a documentary series - Welcome to Wrexham - about their journey with the Reds.

Promotion is the priority at The Racecourse and Harvey doesn't need reminding how much it would mean to everyone connected with the club if they realise the goal after 14 seasons in non-league.

"There is one clear target and that is to get promoted," said Harvey.

"The romantics would love the club to get to Wembley and win in the play-off final potentially with a last minute winner no doubt having been behind at half-time, and as much drama as possible!

"I would rather go up direct if I got the choice.

"The target is promotion but we have to be realistic and recognise that is also the target for everybody else at the top of the table and we have got no more divine right to it than anybody.

"We have to be better on the field, we have to be better off the field and we need to continue to work hard.

"Complacency is probably one of the biggest challenges that could effect that but everybody at the club knows not to allow that to happen.

"We need to stay true to our values, do things the right way and hopefully everybody will get their reward.

"It will mean a massive amount to fans of the club, it will mean a massive amount to Rob and Ryan, and I will be able to drive home with a smile on my face knowing it is a job well done."