BRAD WALKER wants to return to Wrexham and play his part in the promotion challenge.

The 23-year-old midfielder has returned to Crewe Alexandra following the completion of his successful loan spell where he made 21 appearances.

A number of clubs, including Sam Ricketts' Shrewsbury, are believed to be interested in Walker but he would be open to coming back to The Racecourse.

"The clubs are still talking and I am hoping to be here for the rest of the season," said Walker.

"I am just letting them get on with it.

"People are saying there is a bit of interest in me but I am just enjoying my football and let the clubs sort out that situation.

"I am hoping it is sorted soon so I get back playing."

Walker, who arrived at Wrexham in August, enjoyed his stint with the Reds.

"I have loved every minute of it," said Walker.

"Since I first came I was welcomed and played many games. The lads are brilliant with me, the gaffer has been brilliant with me, the whole surroundings I have loved it.

"I was out of favour at Crewe when I came here and played 21 games. I have just loved winning games and the atmosphere Wrexham fans bring, it has been brilliant."

Holding midfielder Walker has also played at centre-back and scored four goals for Wrexham. "It is probably why I am enjoying it because I am doing well!" said Walker.

"The goals are a bonus because I have played just in front of the back four.

"We have had many clean sheets and I have a few goals so long may it continue."

Walker's loan spell ended with a disappointing 1-0 home defeat against Dover Athletic and he admits the Reds lacked a cutting edge in the final third.

"It was really flat, no real tempo to the game apart from the first 15 minutes of the second half," added Walker.

"It was a great away performance from them but we were not up to scratch.

"We were lacking an end product but they didn't really look like scoring and it took a wonder goal to beat us.

"We did not create enough clear cut chances and their goalkeeper worked hard enough. We just need to put the ball in the net."