GEORGE EVANS started out at Manchester City and has spent the majority of his career in the Championship but winning promotion with Wrexham is the highlight of his career.

A product of City’s youth academy, Evans turned out for Reading, Derby County and Millwall in the second tier before arriving at The Racecourse on summer transfer deadline day.

Evans, a midfielder who can also play as a centre-back, helped Phil Parkinson’s men secure a top-three finish in League Two this season.

Wrexham have celebrated back-to-back promotions for the first time in the club’s history but Evans has never gone up a division before and it’s left the 29-year-old feeling ever so proud.

“We had a main aim for the season and we have achieved that,” said Evans. “It is an amazing feeling and it is something that we thoroughly deserve.

“It is so special and it is top for moments in my football career.

“To achieve it here is something I am very proud of. It is a fantastic club to be at and special to be part of this team,

“Promotion is a fantastic achievement no matter what level and seeing what it means to the town and the fans is something that will live with me forever.”

Evans, who had loan spells in the Football League with Crewe, Scunthorpe and Walsall while with Premier League giants City, where he never made a first-team appearance, knows it will be tough in League One but he is backing Wrexham to make the step-up.

“We have shown that we are good enough to get out of this league and good enough to be in the league above,” he said. “We are going to go with that mindset again next season.

“We are playing in a higher division but we can be up there again because of the quality we have got in the team and the staff, and the backing we have got as a whole.

“We are not going to go in there thinking this is happy days. We are going to keep kicking on in League One and have a really good push.”

Wrexham thrashed Forest Green Rovers 6-0 at The Racecourse to clinch automatic promotion with two games to spare.

Victory, and defeat for MK Dons and Barrow in their matches against Mansfield and Gillingham respectively, meant the Reds finished the job off at home.

Evans knew Wrexham had to take care of their own business but he could tell that results elsewhere were favourable when supporters lined up to invade the pitch when the final whistle blew.

“The gaffer said all along that we had to concentrate on ourselves,” added Evans. “At half-time, the scoreboard showed that it was 1-1 at the time between Mansfield and MK Dons, and I thought ‘okay’.

“It went quiet for a bit and then all the fans began to gather by the advertising boards with about 5-10 minutes to go.

“I knew then that it was job done and when the final whistle went you could really enjoy it.

“It was a great feeling and it is fantastic for the fans as well because they deserve it.”