NEW signing Jason Oswell says he will thrive on the pressure after being brought in to help address Wrexham's shortage of goals.

The 26-year-old striker has left Morecambe and put pen to paper on an 18 month contract with the Reds who are challenging for promotion in the National League despite the lack of a proven goalscorer.

A prolific spell at Stockport County in the National League North last season earned Oswell a move to League Two Morecambe in the summer and although the switch did not work out, he is confident the goals will flow to boost Wrexham's push for the title.

"Pressure is a privilege," said Oswell. "To be in that position where people are relying on you is a great position to be in.

"It was very similar at Stockport and I got 25 goals in the league in a season so I am used to that type of pressure.

"If you don't like that pressure then you shouldn't be playing football because that's what it is all about.

"I have been at Morecambe which is a slightly smaller club in the league and was at Stockport before that which is more of a fans club.

"I would say I thrive on playing in front of bigger crowds, more fans, and hopefully I can give some energy back to them as well."

Oswell, who has also had spells with Inverness, Rhyl, Airbus and Newtown, scored two goals in 23 outings for Morecambe this term, making more substitute appearances than starts.

Although he has set a goals target at Wrexham, Oswell won't reveal it.

"I have set myself targets but I keep them to myself," said Oswell.

"Obviously I want to score goals and that should help the team win matches as well, and promotion is at the top of the chart.

"I am hard working, I am more of a target man so I hold the ball up and put myself about; people can work off me, be a bit of a link-up player, get in the box and finish off the goals."

Oswell, who saw his new club lose 1-0 against Dover on Saturday, is looking forward to playing a part in Wrexham's promotion challenge and hopefully sealing a quick return to League Two himself.

"It has been a great experience playing in the Football League and I want to get back there as soon as possible," said Oswell. "That is why I came here.

"It is a tough league with big clubs like Salford, Leyton Orient and even Chesterfield who are struggling, it is a tough league to get out of.

"I am really excited, especially after coming here and seeing the size of the club.

"I have had a good tour of the ground, seeing all the fans coming into the ground is really exciting and it seems like a positive place to be at the moment.

"Hopefully I can help the push for promotion."

Oswell will be available at Bromley tomorrow if clearance is received.

"Hopefully everything goes through and I will be able to play in that game, and get the ball rolling," added Oswell.