MARK CARRINGTON is looking forward to spending a seventh season at The Racecourse but doesn't plan on it being his last in a Wrexham shirt.

The 32-year-old, who arrived at the club in September 2013 and is the longest serving player in Bryan Hughes' squad, has put pen to paper on a new one-year deal.

Since joining Wrexham, vice-captain Carrington has made more than 200 appearances and he had no hesitation in committing his future to the Reds who are preparing for a 12th campaign in non-league.

"I am delighted to stay for another year," said Carrington.

"I had a chat with the gaffer and he offered me a deal. I came home and had a little think about it, weighed up my options and thought 'this is where I want to be'.

"It is a rarity these days staying at a club for so long. We are a good fit - I like the club and the club seems to like me.

"I would love to stay and hopefully get to that testimonial which would be good."

Carrington helped Wrexham secure a play-off spot for the first time in six years but the Reds were beaten 1-0 by Eastleigh in the eliminator on May 2.

Despite falling short, Carrington remains focussed on clinching promotion.

"I am looking forward to hopefully having another good season," said Carrington.

"It would be nice if we could top it off by achieving something big; get out of this league and progress a bit further with the club.

"I have said it for a good few years now that I want to get Wrexham out of this league.

"Being part of it would be massive and it would be unbelievable if we could do that."

Carrington, a midfielder who made the majority of his 35 appearances this season as a full-back, was disappointed the promotion dream ended with defeat in the play-offs but he says there were a lot of positives to take from a campaign which saw three different managers in the Racecourse hotseat.

"We finished fourth in the league with a lot of points and it was definitely a step in the right direction," said Carrington.

"I was gutted with the way in ended, we shouldn't have lost to Eastleigh.

"I really thought it could have been our year with the topsy-turvy season that we had to put up with but it wasn't to be.

"Hopefully we can have a nice stable year and we will be even better."

Carrington is looking forward to playing a prominent part when Wrexham return for the 2019-20 season.

"I played over 30 games in a number of positions this season so hopefully I can do that again next year," added Carrington.

"I am feeling good, probably in better shape than I've felt for a few years.

"I am feeling fitter as the years are going on so hopefully I can play as many games as possible next season."