Well, the hour is nearly upon us.

The tickets have arrived, the coaches filled, the tactics decided upon and Ben Tozer has been fed a double-extra helping of his special throw-in mixture. (1lb Black Pudding, a dozen Sea Gulls’ Eggs and two pints of Wrexham Lager. Blend until your eyes start watering).

The Reds are on their way, at last, to Wembley.

We started this great adventure back in December with a thumping 5-0 win over National League North side, Gloucester City.

It was a game that many fans, perhaps, saw as something of a distraction from league action, but the 1,800-odd at the Racecourse who came out on a cold and wet afternoon were treated to a few special moments.

Two goal of the season contenders from, first, Jordan Davies and then Max Cleworth, who starred in a holding midfield role, were supplemented by a Kwame Thomas goal on his first start since the Achilles injury that ended his season last term.

A month later and Folkestone Invicta rolled into town and impressed everybody with their attacking intent and desire to get the ball down and play. A couple of goals from Jordan Ponticelli and a late addition from Bryce Hosannah were the highlights as Wrexham progressed comfortably to the last 16 with a 5-1 win.

I think it’s fair to say that the general consensus amongst the fanbase remained that this FA Trophy business was alright and everything, provided it didn’t detract too much from the efforts to gain promotion.

Well, there is an argument to be made that the next game, at home to Boreham Wood, was the catalyst for the fantastic second half of the season that we have enjoyed.

New arrival Ollie Palmer was rampant against a Boreham Wood side that had just come off the back of their FA Cup adventure and who were enjoying a reputation as a potential National League title dark horse.

An early Palmer goal and another wonder-strike from Jordan Davies put Wrexham in control in the first half, before Aaron “The Red Baron” Hayden leapt highest to steer in a Reece Hall-Johnson cross in added time to add some more gloss to a fine performance.

I think it was at about this point where the mood in the camp changed from, “Well, we should do the best we can in every game, regardless of competition, because we want to build a culture of winning” to “We might as well just win this thing. Could be fun.”

Next up was a trip to Notts County, and after a frustrating visit there in the league, we were eager to gain a measure of revenge.

County played well, against a strong Wrexham lineup and took the lead, before Danny “Jam” Jarvis scored a peach of a volley to pull Wrexham back into it, before James Jones scored a brilliantly-worked, late, late goal to send the travelling Reds fans home happy. This was an interesting tie, as this was one of the first times I really experienced the fascinating dual-reality of the FA Trophy, where the competition is worthwhile and fun and a “great day out at Wembley”, while you remain in the competition, but also tinpot and Mickey Mouse and embarrassing as soon you are out. I am learning so much in my first 18 months in football.

A month later, Stockport County rolled into town, sporting an air of invincibility, being, as they were, on a 400-game unbeaten streak that stretched all the way back to the Jurassic period.

The game, notably Ryan Reynolds’ second match at The Racecourse, was settled by a couple of pieces of Paul Mullin magic.

The first, a sumptuous chip, has been viewed four million times on Twitter alone and ignited the start of Stockport’s late season wobble that allowed a resurgent Wrexham back into the title race.

Ultimately, we fell just short of the championship this year, but I tell you what, I’d certainly take a promotion and FA Trophy double.

So, there’s an enormous two-and-a-bit weeks ahead of us. It all starts on the 22nd with Wembley. A good result in front of an ebullient and numerous crowd of Wrexham fans sets us up nicely as we go into what we hope to be the two biggest games of the season.

My suggestion for Sunday, for fans, players and staff alike is for us all to enjoy ourselves. We’ve got a high stress couple games ahead of us, but that’s exactly what we came here for.