LUKE YOUNG admits it will be a proud moment when the Wrexham skipper leads his team-mates out at Wembley.

The midfielder, who arrived at The Racecourse in the summer of 2018, was appointed captain at the start of the season by incoming manager Phil Parkinson.

A regular in midfield, Young has helped Wrexham challenge for the National League title as well as reach the showpiece against Bromley.

The focus had been on promotion until then but it will be a day to remember when Young leads his team-mates out onto the pitch and makes his first appearance at Wembley.

“To hopefully be leading the team out on May 22 will be a proud moment for me and a proud moment for my family,” said Young.

“When you become a professional footballer, first of all you want to win things but to play at Wembley is a dream.

“I have been to Wembley to watch but never as a player so it is going to be my first time.

“It is something that I will savour and we will enjoy that day when it comes.”

Young, who played for Torquay and Plymouth before joining Wrexham where he is a back-to-back winner of the player of the year award, says he will enjoy the occasion in case he never gets to play under the arch again during his career.

“You have got to enjoy it because it might never come again in my career or anybody else’s career,” said the 29-year-old.

“You would like to think it will, and we have got a lot of youngsters that have got the potential to play higher, whether it be with Wrexham or not, and have chances to win things.

“But from my point of view, I might never get to play there again so hopefully I will be fortunate enough to play and lead the team out.”

A 2-0 semi-final win over title rivals Stockport County, courtesy of top scorer Paul Mullin’s superb brace in added time, booked Wrexham’s place.

It was a tense affair with both goalkeepers keeping their side in the game but Mullin’s magic enabled Wrexham to come out on top.

“You can’t get away from the fact that it was a semi-final and we were playing a team above us in the league,” said Young.

“It was always going to be slightly cagey but their goalkeeper pulled off some great saves and Christian Dibble has pulled off some unbelievable saves too.

“We were solid and we were hard to beat, and Mulls took his goals unbelievably well.”

Co-chairman Ryan Reynolds attended the semi-final and the delighted Deadpool star spoke with Young following the final whistle.

“He was very happy,” said the Reds’ captain. “He said it was a great game, great atmosphere and a great prize to play at Wembley.

“He has never been to Wembley, I have never played at Wembley so it is going to be a first for both of us.

“We are going to have the following behind us, certainly at Wembley and certainly between now and the end of the season.

“You can feel something happening here, everybody wants to be a part of it and so do I.”