BRIAN FLYNN believes Wrexham have become the team to beat but he is backing his former club to quickly find their feet at a higher level and show what they are capable of.

Phil Parkinson’s men enjoyed a record breaking 2022-23 campaign and were promoted as National League champions, securing a return to the Football League following a 15-year absence.

The Reds are still getting used to life in League Two but Flynn says Wrexham, where he enjoyed a 12-year stint as manager and guided them to promotion from the fourth tier in 1992-93, will come good.

“Momentum is key and I am sure they will get that quickly,” said Flynn, who was invited in an ambassadorial role on the Reds’ pre-season tour of America.

“It is always difficult going up a level and everybody wants to beat Wrexham now.

“Every time Wrexham plays it is a cup final.

“Teams are going to raise their game against Wrexham, that is obvious.

“But once Wrexham settle into the division, I can see them powering ahead and get that momentum which they had last year.

“Once that happens, and when Paul Mullin is back which is going to be an important time, I am sure it will all click into place.”

Meanwhile the Reds look on course to beat another record next month.

The club claims the EFL Trophy tie at home to Newcastle United U21s on September 5 will attract the Reds’ highest ever attendance in the competition.

The record stands at 5,814 when 2005 winners Wrexham beat Oldham 1-0 in the Northern Final second leg before going on to beat Southend in the final.

Tickets, priced at £10 for adults and £5 for under-18s and over-65s, remain on sale for members.