LEO SMITH spoke of his disappointment at a lack of chances with Wrexham and is keeping his options open before deciding on his next move.

The midfielder, who came through the ranks at The Racecourse, was not offered a new deal by manager Bryan Hughes but has been invited back for pre-season training.

It has been a tough two years for the 21-year-old who made the breakthrough during the 2016-17 campaign and, after signing his first professional contract, scooped the Young Player of the Season award.

But Smith only made seven appearances the following season, the last of which came as a late substitute in the 2-2 draw with Leyton Orient on October 28, 2017, and did not play a single game for Wrexham this term, spending time on loan at Llandudno and Caernarfon.

Frustrated not to get his opportunity at The Racecourse, Smith is assessing his options before deciding on where his future lies.

"Bryan came in and I thought I trained really well," said Smith.

"I wanted to make sure I stood out in training and I gave it everything. I can't do much about it now.

"He wants me to come back in for pre-season so he can see me in a couple of games.

"I just need to look at my options now before making any decision.

"I am a bit disappointed not to get offered anything but that's football.

"I just need to take a good look at my options and see what path I want to go down."

Smith, handed his chance by Dean Keates as he went on to make 20 league appearances in 2016-17, feels he has improved as a player despite a lack of game-time for Wrexham since his breakthrough season and has got a lot to offer.

"I just don't feel that I have had a chance," said Smith.

"When I was 18, I played that many games and last year I wanted to play more games.

"I think I am twice the player that I was when I first came into the first-team so it is disappointing.

"I just don't think Wrexham have seen the best of me play since I have been there.

"I have not really had a chance to show people what I can do."

Loan spells in the Welsh Premier League this season means Smith has at least got some competitive action under his belt and he wants regular football.

"Both pre-seasons I've done well but I have not had the chance," added Smith.

"I watched most games when I was not involved and thought I could offer something different to what they had.

"The season just gone I went out on loan when I should have gone out on loan the season before.

"I've played nearly every game on loan at Llandudno and Caernarfon and it has been good for me.

"I have got to the point now where I am 21 and should be playing."