GEORGE EVANS jumped at the chance to extend his stay with Wrexham because playing at The Racecourse "feels like home".

A product of Manchester City’s youth academy, Evans joined the Reds from Championship outfit Millwall on transfer deadline day last September.

The move has been a huge success with Evans, who has also turned out for Reading and Derby County in the second tier, helping Phil Parkinson’s side finished runners-up in League Two last season to secure a second promotion in a row for the first time in the club's history.

Evans, who made 27 league appearances, has signed a new two-year deal to the end of the 2025-26 season, with the option to extend by an additional year. 

Although he still had a year left on his contract, Evans had no hesitation in committing his future because he loves being at the north Wales club.

"It feels like home here," said the 29-year-old, who can also play as a centre-back.

"I have loved every moment since I walked through the door; the gaffer, the staff, everyone has been incredible and signing the new deal was something that I was delighted to happen.

"I have really enjoyed my time here and I am excited for it to carry on.

"It is an amazing club. You see the project that is going on and it is something that will probably come round once in your career.

"When you have an opportunity like this, it is something you never want to miss and I am grateful for the opportunity that the club gave me. It was something that I could never turn down.

"For me, joining Wrexham is probably one of the best decisions I have made in my football career. 

"I am delighted to be here and hopefully I am repaying the club back."

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, celebrated the first promotion of his career last season.

Wrexham are back in League One for the first time in 19 years and Evans is relishing the challenge ahead, with the Reds starting the campaign at home to Wycombe Wanderers on August 10.

"It was an amazing first season getting promoted," he added.

"It is an exciting place to be and I am really looking forward to the future at the club and continuing the journey.

"We are in League One and I am  looking forward to get going now.

"We have got some fantastic players at the club and we are looking to push on again."