BRYAN HUGHES feels Bobby Grant will be eager to prove a point next season after extending his stay with Wrexham.

The 28-year-old joined the Reds on loan in November after falling out of favour at League One side Fleetwood Town and he made the move permanent in the January transfer window.

Grant, who scored two goals in 19 games, failed to win over some fans but he has exercised an option to remain at The Racecourse.

And Hughes believes the attacking midfielder will be determined to prove people wrong and points to his performance in the 1-0 play-off eliminator defeat to Eastleigh that he can make an impact at Wrexham.

"Bobby is hungry," said Hughes.

"It did not happen for him at Fleetwood and he had a stop-start season here.

"He was outstanding against Eastleigh and I know he can come back fresh and show he is a League One player.

"He has got fire in his belly and is a hungry individual who wants to show people he can do it."

Grant is one of 14 players, including first year pros Matty Sargent and Jack Thorn, under contract for the 2019-20 campaign.

Hughes is hoping four more - Rob Lainton, James Jennings, Kieran Kennedy and Luke Summerfield - will accept the offer of new deals.