EOGHAN O'CONNELL came to Wrexham to win trophies and the centre-back hopes he's landed the first of many.

The 27-year-old joined the Reds from League One outfit Charlton Athletic for an undisclosed fee during the January transfer window, putting pen to paper on a long-term deal at The Racecourse.

Brought in to bolster Phil Parkinson's defensive options for the title challenge, O'Connell made 15 league appearances as Wrexham completed a record breaking National League season by clinching automatic promotion and return to the Football League following a 15 year absence.

It is the second promotion of O'Connell's career on the back of being a League Two runner-up with Bury in 2018–19 and the Irishman is not finished yet as targets more success with the Reds.

"I have always wanted to be somewhere where I would be part of winning things," said O'Connell.

"I want medals to look back on my career and hopefully that is the first of many with Wrexham.

"I am really excited about everything going forward.

"You have got to enjoy special things like this.

"I have only had one promotion previously in my career, when I look back on my career medals is something I want to have and that is another one so I am really happy."

Former Celtic academy graduate O’Connell only moved to Charlton last summer after his contract at Rochdale, where he was Player of the Season in 2019–20 and 2021–22, expired.

He made 22 appearances in all competitions for the Addicks this season but jumped at the chance to join Wrexham's promotion push.

Parkinson's men were pushed all the way by Notts County in a thrilling title race which saw both teams pass the 100 points mark but a 3-1 victory over Boreham Wood at The Racecourse guaranteed top spot with one game to go.

Expectations are even higher at The Racecourse since Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney took over as owners and O'Connell, who scored two goals for Wrexham including the late winner on his debut at Altrincham, says the players deserve credit for delivering the goods.

"It means absolutely everything to me, I am delighted," said O'Connell.

"I have only been here since January but with the pressure everyone has been under all season, it has been incredible the way that everyone has performed.

"I have loved every minute and I am just so happy for everyone at the club.

"It is an unbelievable achievement and we are definitely going to enjoy it."

O'Connell is looking to mount another promotion challenge when the League Two season kicks off in August.

"We are obviously enjoying this moment because they don't come around too often," he added.

"When the time is right, we will look towards next year and give that a good go as well."