CAMERON GREEN leaves Wrexham happy in the knowledge that he did everything he could to try and force his way into the first-team last season.

The left-back had been in the football wilderness after leaving Watford in the summer of 2020 when he joined the Reds on non-contract terms in April 2021 and he made six starts under Dean Keates towards the end of the campaign.

After putting pen to paper on a new one-year deal last summer, Green was hoping to pick up where he left off in 2021-22 but he found opportunities limited.

Green was restricted to seven substitute appearances in the National League, scoring in the 6-2 win at King’s Lynn in November, with his only starts coming in the FA Cup first round defeat at Harrogate and the FA Trophy third round win over Gloucester City.

The 23-year-old joined National League South outfit St Albans City on loan until the end of the campaign in January and is one of eight players released by manager Phil Parkinson.

Green is disappointed how things turned out at The Racecourse.

"Obviously you have got some people that you have got more respect for than others but that is football, you have got to get on with it," said Green.

"There is no point beating yourself up. There's nothing I can change about it now.

"I can go to bed every night knowing that I game my all for Wrexham, I tried everything I could to break-in. I just didn't get given a chance.

"I thought I had a good pre-season, I felt razor sharp.

"There's only one man that can tell you why I didn't get given a chance. I am probably not that person because I asked that question every day in training but I didn't get given it.

"That's life, you have got to get on with it."

Green says his commitment to the cause cannot be questioned as he worked hard to try and put himself in the plans of his manager.

"I can't have any regrets myself," said Green. "When I wasn't playing I would go to the gym at night.

"The sad thing is people don't see how hard you are working.

"On my days off I would be at The Racecourse and get the footballs out and do shuttle runs, dribbling and work on stuff just to get given a chance.

"When it doesn't come it hurts you but you have just got to get on with it, there is nothing you can change. Just keep going."

What next for Green?

"I have the opportunity outside of football to get back into my modelling and I have got a few clubs talking to me," added Green.

"I need to be playing. I have got no problem with fighting for things but when you don't feel loved at a club, it can really make you question everything about yourself and that's not healthy.

"I will do my modelling again which I enjoy and hopefully I will find the right club and get back playing with a smile on my face."