JACOB MENDY says missing the run-in through injury failed to take the shine off clinching another promotion with Wrexham.

The wing-back was forced off with a hamstring problem in the crucial 2-1 League Two victory at Colchester United on April 6 and was ruled out for the rest of the campaign.

There was no stopping Phil Parkinson's men who finished the season with five successive wins to take runners-up spot, securing a second promotion in a row for the first time in the club's history.

Although he watched from the sidelines when a place in League One was guaranteed following a 6-0 victory over Forest Green Rovers on April 13, Mendy was just pleased the success story continued on the back of the National League title triumph in 2022-23.

"I went off at Colchester and it was very disappointing to miss the end of the season," said Mendy, who still made 31 league appearances last term.

"I wasn't happy at all but that's football for you. It happens and you have to keep positive.

"At the end of the day, we got the job done and I couldn't be happier.

"I was there supporting the team. We all wanted the same thing and we made it happen.

"I have got two promotions now and I am really happy.

"Not many people can say that they have won promotion two years in a row."

The Reds players continued the celebrations on an all-expenses-paid lavish bash in Las Vegas, with Hollywood owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney funding the trip, but Mendy was absent as he had surgery to mend his hamstring.

Mendy is set to miss the start of the 2024-25 campaign but the Gambia international says making a full recovery is the priority.

"The operation went well," added the 27-year-old, who arrived at The Racecourse from Boreham Wood in August 2022.

"Now I am in the recovery stage and will start running soon but I am taking it slowly.

"It is about a four-month injury but we haven't set a time because we have got to take things really easy.

"I don't want the injury to happen again. We are just taking it bit-by-bit.

"I am disappointed that I will miss the start of the season but I don't want to come back too soon and miss more games."