MARK CARRINGTON admits "it would mean everything to me" to win promotion with Wrexham.

The 31-year-old midfielder, who has made the majority of his appearances this season as a full-back, arrived at The Racecourse in September 2013 and is the longest serving player in Bryan Hughes' squad.

Having made his 200th appearance for the club earlier this season, Carrington has helped Wrexham secure a play-off spot for the first time in six years and is line to feature when the Reds host Eastleigh in Thursday's preliminary round tie.

Wrexham are three games away from returning to the Football League for the first time since 2008 and it is a feat that Carrington would savour.

"I have had some great moments at Wrexham," said vice-captain Carrington.

"It is a great club and I have enjoyed my time here.

"But that one goal is to get out of this league and get us back into the Football League.

"It would mean everything to me.

"This club has welcomed my family and my kids love coming here.

"It would be a great achievement for me in my career if we could finally do it."

Carrington arrived at the club just a few months after Wrexham were beaten 2-0 by Newport County in the 2013 play-off final at Wembley.

Wrexham have not been in the promotion shake-up since then and Carrington is hoping to finish the job off this term, with the Reds going into the Eastleigh clash on the back of four wins in their last five outings.

"I've finally got to the play-offs with Wrexham," said Carrington.

"I said a few years ago that I am staying here and getting this club out of this league if it is the last thing I do.

"Hopefully this is going to the year, we have got a bit of momentum to take into the play-offs and we will see where it takes us."

If Wrexham overcome Eastleigh they will travel to Salford City for Sunday's semi-final showdown.