PAUL EDWARDS was a proud man after seeing his son sign for Wrexham.

Devonte Redmond has become Bryan Hughes' second new signing of the summer with the midfielder turning down the offer of a new contract at Salford City to join the Reds.

Edwards himself is no stranger to The Racecourse.

The left wing-back helped Denis Smith's Wrexham clinch automatic promotion from Division Three during the 2002-3 season, and the 39-year-old hopes Redmond can follow in his footsteps.

"It is a really proud moment for me and I am happy that Devonte is at the club," said Edwards.

"Hopefully he can do as well as his old man did for Wrexham!

"I have got every confidence in Devonte, he is a really good player and I think he will bring a lot to the football club."

After starting his career at Swindon Town, Edwards arrived at Wrexham in June 2002 and he made 79 league appearances, scoring four goals, before leaving at the end of the 2003-4 campaign.

Spells at Blackpool, Oldham Athletic and Port Vale followed but Wrexham has a special place in Edwards' heart.

"I told Devonte all about the football club," said Edwards.

"He used to come and watch me play when he was a kid so he knew a lot about the football club anyway.

"He has seen how well I did for Wrexham and seen how well I was treated by the football club when I was there so it wasn't a hard decision for him to make."

Redmond, fellow new signing Leighton McIntosh and their Wrexham team-mates return for pre-season training later this month.

The first friendly as part of the build-up to the 2019-20 campaign is against Welsh Premier League side Cefn Druids at The Rock on Saturday June 29.

The National League fixtures are being released on Wednesday July 3 with the first game of the season being played on Saturday August 3.

The season, Wrexham's 12th in non-league, finishes on Saturday April 25 while the play-off final takes place at Wembley Stadium on Sunday May 10.