JAMES JONES feels his decision to drop down two divisions to sign for Wrexham has been justified after making the return to League One.

The midfielder arrived at The Racecourse in August 2021 for an undisclosed fee from Lincoln City who ply their trade in the third tier.

Although Wrexham lost in the National League play-offs in his first season, success quickly followed.

Jones helped the Reds clinch the title following a record-breaking 2022-23 campaign and Phil Parkinson's finished runners-up in League Two last term, securing back-to-back promotions for the first time in the club's history.

That means Jones, and some of his team-mates such as Elliot Lee and Ollie Palmer, will be back playing in League One next season and the 28-year-old believes he has been vindicated for signing for Wrexham when they were a non-league outfit, saying it is the best decision he's made in football.

"It is good to be back in League One and I am sure it will be the same for a few of the lads that dropped down," said Jones, who also played in the Football League for Crewe Alexandra before joining Lincoln.

"It is almost a bit of justification for making the decision to drop down.

"It is always a bit of a gamble; you see all the time how clubs try and have a push for it and it doesn't quite pay off.

"But it is nice to be a part of something and say it was definitely the right decision.

"Joining Wrexham is the best decision I have made in football terms and everything that has gone with it and the success.

"I have really enjoyed my time here so far but it is nice to get that bit of justification for dropping down, and hopefully we can push on further again."