JAMES JENNINGS admits he is "still not fully over" Wrexham's play-off heartache but the left-back has vowed to come back stronger after committing his future to the club.

Wrexham finished fourth with 84 points to secure a play-off spot for the first time in six years but a 1-0 defeat to Eastleigh in the eliminator means the Reds will be preparing for a 12th season in the fifth tier.

Jennings will be part of Bryan Hughes' plans after signing a new one-year deal and although the 31-year-old takes the positives out of a rollercoaster campaign when the club challenged for promotion despite having three different managers, he has vowed to try and go one better in 2019-20.

"I am still not fully over the play-offs and it did take me a good week to get myself in a good mood after losing the game," said Jennings.

"Having a few weeks to reflect on it, we weren't a million miles off it and we were unlucky not to win against Eastleigh. We did well and deserved to win the game.

"Looking at the season overall, we were five points off the top and effectively one game from winning the league - beat Orient and we would have won it.

"Given that we had three managers in one season and a lot of stuff going on off the pitch, you have got to try and take the positives out of it and try and build on that for next season.

"That's why I was delighted to sign because I want to take this club one step further."

Jennings was given more time to consider his contract offer due to a family bereavement and he thanked Hughes for his patience.

"I am delighted to get it over the line," said Jennings.

"I am grateful the gaffer and the club gave me a little more time, I have been down in London quite a bit with the family.

"I was really buzzing to get it signed and I am really looking forward to next season.

"Even though I have only been at the club two-and-a-half years, it will be my fourth season.

"That will be the longest I have been at a club since when I was at Macclesfield so that is good."

Jennings, who helped Wrexham keep a club record equalling 26 clean sheets last season, is one of five players who accepted contract offers.

With new additions set to strengthen the squad, Jennings feels the future is bright at The Racecourse.

"It is good that the lads that have been offered a new deal who were at the club last season all got them sorted first before the gaffer brought anybody else in," added Jennings.

"Continuity and keeping the backbone and foundations of the team are quite important, and then there will be the additions that he needs to bring in and areas that need strengthening."