AKIL WRIGHT has dedicated reaching the play-offs to Wrexham’s long suffering supporters.

Relegated from the Football League in 2008, Wrexham are spending an 11th season in non-league but Reds fans have at least had a promotion challenge to enjoy.

Wrexham, among the pacesetters since August, secured a play-off spot for the first time in six seasons, bouncing back from the huge disappointment of failing to finish in the top-seven 12 months earlier following a dreadful run-in after manager Dean Keates left to take charge of Walsall.

Wright, in his second season at The Racecourse, hopes the positivity of making the play-offs continues in the up-coming matches.

“It has been six years since Wrexham have been in the play-offs so I am happy to have done that for the fans,” said the midfielder.

“Last season went down as a bad season because we didn’t get in the play-offs but thankfully this season we have done it.

“It has been a good season so we have just got to use that as a positive impact on ourselves to keep it going.”

Wrexham missed out on a top three finish but are at home in their preliminary round play-off tie when Eastleigh visit The Racecourse tomorrow, with the winners heading to Salford in the semi-finals.

Wright knows the Wrexham fans will turn out in full force and added: “We have been brilliant at home this season.

“The Racecourse has been like a fortress for us so a home tie is perfect.”

Wright, initially on loan at Wrexham before making the move from Fleetwood permanent in January 2018, failed to score in his first season but it has been a different story this term.

The 22-year-old, named the National League player of the month for August, has scored six goals, helping Wrexham stay on course for promotion.

“It has been a good season for me and hopefully it will be an even better season for me if we can win promotion which is obviously the main thing,” said Wright.

Reds boss Bryan Hughes also hailed the contribution made by Wright.

“He has got goals under me so he is flying,” said Hughes.

“He has performed really well, that disciplined side of him that he has got but also driving the team forward from midfield.”