CHRIS HOLROYD'S time at Wrexham has come to an end but the striker says it was a "pleasure" playing for the club.

The 32-year-old joined the Reds from Macclesfield Town in the summer of 2017 but has been released by manager Bryan Hughes after two seasons at The Racecourse.

Although his spell ended with a play-off eliminator defeat against Eastleigh, Holroyd has happy memories of playing for Wrexham and praised fans for their support.

"There have been some good times and I have loved my time at the club," said Holroyd. "It is a fantastic club and I am proud to have met some great people during my two years there.

"The fans have been fantastic to me and it has been a pleasure playing in front of that support, week in, week out.

"You look at the numbers but when you actually come to the club and play in front of it, you can feel it.

"This is what football is about, playing in front of great fans like that.

"When you are out and about around the town, people are so proud of the football club.

"When people are that proud, you want to perform for them and give something back to them.

"I just hope people have enjoyed watching me as much as I have enjoyed playing for the club."

Holroyd jumped at the chance to sign for Wrexham after speaking with manager Dean Keates and he finished 2017-18 as leading scorer with 13 league goals despite suffering injuries at the start and end of the campaign.

"Dean spoke to me and made his thoughts well known to me, how he saw me fitting into the team that he wanted to build," said Holroyd.

"It was a massive reason why I signed for the club.

"Value as a player is massive and when a manager really makes you feel wanted, you want to join the club and play for him.

"The first season, barring the injuries, was a good season for me.

"When I was fit, which was for most of the time, I was playing which is what you want and I was top scorer.

"It looked like it was going to be a good season but then we just fell away which was disappointing."

Holroyd made fewer starts this season but still helped Wrexham secure a play-off spot for the first time in six years, with Eastleigh ending the promotion dream.

"This season has not gone the way I wanted it to but that is football," said Holroyd,

"I have played out of position a lot but I'd like to think when I have been given the opportunity I have delivered.

"It was so close in the end. We finished one point off Salford and it is just little things you need to go for you.

"We gave it our all in the play-offs but that is knock-out football for you; sometimes things don't go for you, sometimes they do, and it was just unfortunate."

Wrexham have had three managers this season but Holroyd says the togetherness in the changing room helped the players cope with the changes.

"I have been involved with great dressing rooms for two years," added Holroyd.

"That pulled a lot of us through when there has been a lot of chopping and changing, and uncertainty.

"That is a credit to the squad that we've had, some great lads and some great people, and a fantastic club."