WREXHAM have enjoyed back to back promotions and Ollie Palmer believes both are special in their own right.

Phil Parkinson’s men were crowned National League champions following a record-breaking 2022-23 campaign.

The Reds were pushed all the way by Notts County but secured the one automatic promotion spot with a best-ever 111 points haul.

Tipped for more honours on their return to League Two following a 15-year absence, Wrexham clinched a top-three finish with two games to go.

That made it two promotions in a row for the first time in the club’s history and Palmer admits they felt different but the striker is proud of what the players and staff have achieved at The Racecourse.

“If I am being completely honest, it does feel a little bit different to last season’s promotion,” said the 32-year-old, who joined Wrexham for a club record fee from AFC Wimbledon in January 2022.

“Last season’s promotion, half of it was excitement and the other half was relief.

“We did it in a record-breaking manner and only one team goes up automatically.

“This season, what we have achieved is back-to-back promotions; it is tougher competition but three teams get to go up.

“It is still an incredible achievement, I just feel like they are slightly different feelings but it is an incredible effort and something that I am just as proud of.”

Competition for the three automatic promotion places was fierce but Wrexham stepped up to the plate when it mattered most in the run-in.

Palmer believes the thrilling title race with Notts County last season left the Reds in good stead when it came to finishing the job off this term.

“I think last season helped us,” said Palmer. “There was no let-up and you couldn’t make a mistake last season.

“Notts County pushed us the entire way and I feel like that has really put us in good stead for what we had to do this season.

“The lads were really calm. It is a little bit of confidence, a little bit of calmness and a little bit of experience all moulded together which has proved a successful recipe.

“What we have done is incredible. Back to back promotions, only a couple of teams have done that.”

Wrexham can look forward to playing in League One for the first time in 19 years after going straight up at the first time of asking.

It’s a level that Palmer is familiar with and although he admits the third tier will be more competitive, Palmer believes the Reds can handle the step up.

“There is little bit more quality and a little bit more discipline,” added the frontman. “You have got more time on the ball.

“It is different to League Two but it is something that this club will prepare for and it is something that we will attack to go and do the best we can next season.”