JACOB MENDY has been a big hit in the fifth tier but the wing-back admits it “would mean a lot to me” to play in the Football League with Wrexham.

The 25-year-old, who can operate in a number of positions, has joined the Reds from Boreham Wood for an undisclosed fee, putting pen to paper on a three-year deal.

Having made the switch to The Wood last summer following a successful stint with Wealdstone, Mendy played every game as he helped Luke Garrard’s side to a ninth-placed finish in the National League, and a memorable run to the fifth round of the FA Cup.

During his time at Wealdstone, Mendy helped the Stones clinch the National League South title in 2019-20, and won the Player of the Season award the following campaign when he scored 10 goals during the club’s first season back in non-league’s top-flight.

Wrexham kick-off a 15th campaign in non-league with a home game against Eastleigh on Saturday and Mendy, who spent time with the Atletico Madrid academy as a youngster before moving to the UK, is dreaming of promotion so that he gets the chance to realise his goal of playing at a higher level.

“I am delighted to sign for Wrexham and I can’t wait to start,” said Mendy.

“I had a great season with Boreham Wood, we had the FA Cup run and did well.

“But Wrexham is a massive club with a big fanbase, and they have a big ambition to get promoted.

“I have the same ambition, I want to get Wrexham out of this league and back into the Football League.

“I have never played in the Football League so that would mean a lot to me.

“My personal goal is play as high as possible and do well for Wrexham.”

Mendy, at home down the left-side, feels he has a lot to offer and jumped at the chance to sign-on at The Racecourse after speaking with manager Phil Parkinson.

“I will bring speed and hopefully I can bring some assists and goals,” said Mendy.

“I like going inside and outside, I can do both.

“I try not to be predictable!

“I had a great conversation with Phil Parkinson.

“I know that he believes in me and I believe in him as well, and the project.”

Playing for a club that is owned by mega-stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, and in front of bumper crowds, had huge appeal for Mendy.

“It is a great story and that is one of the reasons I joined as well,” added Mendy.

“They are the third oldest club in the world so everything is appealing from Wrexham.

“The big crowds is something I am really looking forward to.

“I can’t wait to play in front of all those fans.”

On landing Mendy, Parkinson said: “We’re really pleased with the signing of Jacob. We’ve had to work hard to get the deal over the line, but Jacob brings some fantastic attributes into the team.

“He’s a player who’s really hungry to be successful and we all look forward to working with him.”