'KEEP the faith' is Luke Young's message to supporters as Wrexham aim to bounce back from cup final heartbreak by remaining on course for promotion.

Phil Parkinson's side produced a below-par performance and were beaten 1-0 by Bromley in Sunday's FA Trophy showpiece at Wembley.

The season isn't over and the Reds face Grimsby, who beat Notts County 2-1 in the eliminator, at The Racecourse in Saturday's National League play-off semi-final.

Although Young understands supporters disappointment after losing on the big stage - more than 20,000 fans were at the iconic stadium - the Wrexham captain says they still have a huge part to play as the Reds aim to take another step closer to a return to the Football League.

"The supporters were unbelievable," said Young.

"They have been with us all year through thick and thin, they have backed us when it has not been going our way at times.

"We have dug in and they have dug in for us and always shown that faith in us.

"It is disappointing to lose in front of 20,000-plus Wrexham fans but the support they have shown throughout the season, and Sunday especially, is massive.

"We need them more than ever now going into Saturday's game.

"We are going to be giving it our all and as long as we have got the fans behind us, they are going to spur us on, especially come 12.30pm on Saturday."

Victory against Grimsby will put Wrexham in the play-off final at West Ham's London Stadium on Sunday June 5 and keep the promotion dream alive.

"Our aim at the start of the season was to get out of this league and we have got an opportunity to do that," added Young.

"If somebody offered me a cup final and a play-off semi-final at the start of the season, I would have snapped your hand off to give us all a chance to achieve what we want to achieve.

"We have still got that to do - two more wins gets us promoted.

"That is our aim but we have got to have a really good week's training going into what is going to be a tough game."