SAM DALBY is relishing playing in front of a packed-out Racecourse after witnessing Wrexham’s brilliant support at first hand last season.

The 6ft 2in centre forward has joined the Reds from National League rivals Southend United for an undisclosed fee, putting pen to paper on a two-year deal with the option for a third season.

Dalby scored 10 goals in 47 appearances for Southend last season following his arrival from Watford and was in the starting line-up when the Blues lost 1-0 at title chasing Wrexham during the run-in, with 9,200 fans in attendance..

Having seen Wrexham roared on by a bumper crowd, the 22-year-old, who was voted Southend’s young player of the year, is looking forward to having that backing from supporters as a Reds’ player.

“It’s a massive club,” said Dalby. “You can see it from the moment that you get here with the stadium, the building work going on, everything here, and I am really looking forward to it.

“I witnessed the fans at first hand last season.

“Wrexham were pushing Stockport right to the very end and the fans were pushing them on against Southend; you could definitely feel it playing against Wrexham and it really made a difference.

“Playing at a packed out stadium every week is going to be amazing.”

Dalby is one of six new signings at The Racecourse along with Jordan Tunnicliffe, Mark Howard, Elliot Lee, Anthony Forde and Jacob Mendy.

Wrexham kick-off a 15th campaign in non-league with a home game against Eastleigh on Saturday and Dalby is setting his sights high.

“Promotion is obviously the biggest goal for this season. Promotion will be massive this season and hopefully push on next year as well,” added Dalby.

“The project at Wrexham is the main selling point, how big the club is and where the club is going.”

Parkinson is delighted to land Dalby and add to his attacking options.

“We’re pleased to have completed the signing of Sam. He’s a good, young striker who further adds to the quality of the squad going into the new season,” said the Reds’ boss.