CHRIS HOLROYD is delighted to banish memories of last season's failed promotion challenge.

Wrexham were well placed when boss Dean Keates left to take charge of Walsall in March 2018 but a woeful run-in under Andy Davies led to the Reds finishing 10th, three points outside the top-seven.

Despite more management changes at the Racecourse in 2018-19, Wrexham have been among the leaders all season and were top of the table at the start of March.

But a poor month saw the title challenge falter and there were fears that Wrexham would again press the self destruct button and fail to make the play-offs.

However, an upturn in form secured a top-seven finish and Holroyd expressed his delight following the disappointment experienced 12 months ago.

"It is very pleasing to get into the play-offs," said Holroyd. "We faded at this stage of the season last year.

"Instances like that can hang over a club and I think people were getting a bit concerned a few games back that it might happen again.

"Putting that to bed was a big relief for everyone, players and fans alike.

"To cement that place in the play-offs with three games to go was really pleasing."

But getting to the play-offs is just the first piece in the jigsaw and Holroyd wants to make the most of being involved in the end of the season finale.

"There is no point getting in there if we don't do ourselves justice," said Holroyd.

"There has been a lot of hard work gone into getting into the play-offs so we need to finish the job off."

Holroyd, who counts Cambridge, Brighton, Preston and Macclesfield among his former clubs, is looking forward to being involved in the play-offs.

"When I was on loan at Stevenage we actually got promoted through the play-offs," said Holroyd. "I was back at Brighton by the time they got to the play-off final but I was involved earlier in the season.

"The play-offs will be a great experience if you come out on the winning side!"

Shaun Pearson is a former play-off final winner at this level while Kieran Kennedy won the National League title with Macclesfield last term.

Holroyd believes the experience of being successful will rub off on the other members of Bryan Hughes' squad.

"We have got a lot of senior lads in the squad that have really good experience," added Holroyd. "Promotions and winning championships which is really good to have especially with other lads who have not been involved in it, maybe the younger members of the squad.

"We have got a really good squad in there so we will be confident in the play-offs."