LUKE YOUNG says Wrexham will come back stronger after experiencing play-off heartbreak.

The Reds' promotion dream came to an end after losing 1-0 against Eastleigh in Thursday's eliminator game at The Racecourse.

Danny Hollands' stunning volley in extra-time took the Spitfires through to tomorrow's semi-final tie at Salford with Wrexham now facing a 12th season in non-league.

But Young, who arrived at The Racecourse last summer from Torquay and is under contract for next season, has vowed to try and go one step further in 2019-20.

"It's a long hard season, 46 games is not easy, and to be within touching distance," said Young.

"You are three games away from getting promoted and it is close but it just wasn't meant to be for us.

"All the hard work that we have put in all year and in the game against Eastleigh, it was undone by a very good strike.

"It is something that we have just got to learn from, dust ourselves down, take all the positives that we have had from this year because it has been a very good season overall up until now, and really focus on what we are going to do in pre-season.

"Try and kick-on and go that next step further again and try and get out of this league."

Missed chances proved costly for Wrexham and Young was gutted to see the push for a place in the Football League come to an end.

"It is a tough one to take after a long hard season as it is anyway and come up short," added Young.

"Being home as well with a big advantage, it is a difficult one to take.

"The lads are hurting, I am hurting, and it is difficult but we were very good on the night and created numerous chances.

"We hit the bar a few times, had chances cleared off the lines, it just seemed like it wasn't going to be our day.

"And then their lad hits a worldie in the top corner that you have just got to hold your hands up and say it is one heck of a strike.

"But to come this far as a group, as a team, and put in the hard work we have all season and to come up short now with two games to go with a chance of getting to Wembley is a difficult one."

Young could not fault his team-mates' effort.

"With the chances that we had and decisions that didn't go our way, the disallowed goal, it had the makings of a game that was not going to fall for us," he added. "You don't think like that on the pitch because we kept going for 120 minutes."