JORDAN DAVIES is relishing “a special moment” when he walks out at Wembley with home-town club Wrexham on Sunday.

Former academy graduate Davies, who hails from Coedpoeth, returned to The Racecourse in the summer of 2020 after leaving Premier League side Brighton and Albion.

The 23-year-old has gone from strength-to-strength since making his professional debut with Wrexham last season, helping the Reds challenge for promotion this term as well as reach the FA Trophy final at the iconic stadium.

Bromley are the opponents in Sunday’s showpiece and Davies can’t wait to represent his beloved Wrexham under the arch.

“I don’t think there will be many people who can play at Wembley for their home-town club,” said Davies.

“It will be a special moment walking out there and it is something I am really looking forward to.

“I am going to have a lot of people in the crowd so I will try and pick them out and wave to them.

“Going there with the chance to do the double will be unbelievable.”

Davies has been a regular on the scoresheet since making his Wrexham return - and there have been some spectacular strikes in his tally - but he had to wait a while for his first senior goal.

Despite hardly missing any games in 2020-21, his first goal finally came in the 3-0 win against Bromley on March 27 with two months of the season to go.

The floodgates then opened as Davies finished the campaign with eight National League goals, helping him scoop the Young Player of the Year award, and he has picked up where he left off this term, netting 20 times to become second highest scorer behind Paul Mullin.

“I think if you’d have said to me before the Bromley game at home last season, when I scored my first goal, that I would have scored 28 by the end of this season, I would probably have laughed at you,” said Davies, who signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract at Wrexham at Christmas, keeping the midfielder at The Racecourse until the end of June 2025.

“But here we are and I am happy for it. It is good record from midfield.

“We are in a good place and playing in a good team is always easier.”

Davies has become a big fans’ favourite and he believes being ‘one of our own’ has helped raise his profile.

“I think so because you are a local lad,” said Davies.

“I grew up around a lot of people that come to watch the games and know a lot of people that come to watch the games so I am probably known more than the other boys.

“But we are all doing our bit, that is the way it is.”

Wrexham are reaping the rewards of Davies spending two-and-a-half years continuing his development at Brighton and he loved his time at The Amex Stadium.

“People ask me how it was there and I say it was a great place, great people, great club,” said Davies.

“I would recommend it to anyone.

“I just didn’t have the luck with injuries and things like that but it is a great club and I am very thankful for my time down at Brighton.”

The ‘Coedy Assassin’ has come a long way since he kicked his first ball - and it wasn’t for the village football club.

“I have never played for Coedpoeth,” said Davies.

“I played for Acrefair up until I was five, then I was at Crewe from five until I was nine and I played a little bit for Penycae.

“That’s about it really, ever since then I have been at Wrexham; I came to Wrexham when I was about nine and also had my spell at Brighton.”

It will be a first for Davies on Sunday when he plays at Wembley for the first time in his career before Wrexham attempt to clinch promotion via the National League play-offs.

“I have never played at Wembley so it is going to be a special time, something I am really looking forward to,” said Davies.

“It has been creeping up because the league has took centre stage and with the title race going down to the wire and us having something to play for, it is only the week before that you get to think about it.”

But Davies has been to Wembley with Wrexham.

He watched on from the stands as Andy Morrell’s Reds beat Grimsby Town in a penalty shoot-out in the FA Trophy final on the club’s first ever appearance at the stadium in March 2013.

Getting to the game was an adventure in itself for Davies who is hoping for a more routine journey ahead of this season’s showpiece.

“My dad and I dug ourselves out in the snow and the coach we were on crashed by The New Saints’ ground,” added Davies.

“The next bus came and that broke down somewhere else!

“We got into the ground about five minutes before kick-off, it was a right nightmare.

“Hopefully it will go much smoother this time and we will be down there the day before all ready to go.”