MIDFIELDER Luke Summerfield has signed a new one-year contract with Wrexham.

The 31-year-old arrived at The Racecourse last summer and made 34 league appearances, scoring once goal, as well as contributing with a host of assists.

An influential figure in midfield as he helped Wrexham emerge as title challengers, Summerfield was a regular in the side until he picked up a calf injury in the Reds' 1-0 win over Maidenhead on January 26 - Graham Barrow's last game as manager.

Summerfield missed more than two months before featuring in the final four games ahead of the play-offs.

However, a knee injury sustained in the eliminator against Eastleigh, who won 1-0, saw Summerfield forced off early in the second half.

Manager Bryan Hughes, who has not had Summerfield available for selection for most of the time since he was appointed manager in February, still offered the Ivybridge-born player a new deal.

Despite the injury set-back, contract talks have been on-going while Summerfield works towards full fitness and he will now spend a second season with Wrexham.

The vastly experienced Summerfield played in for the Football League for Plymouth Argyle, AFC Bournemouth, Leyton Orient, Cheltenham Town, Shrewsbury Town, York City, and Grimsby, who he left at the end of the 2017-18 season after rejecting a contract offer, before joining the Reds.

On Summerfield committing his future, Hughes said: “I’m delighted that Luke has signed his deal. He made it clear that he wanted to stay at the club and the feeling was always mutual.

“If a player is injured during talks it’s always best to make sure both parties have a little extra time to make sure everyone is happy. Luke has been coming in with the physio since the Eastleigh game for treatment and we sent him for scans on the injured knee too.

“Luckily, it turned out the injury wasn’t that bad and he’s responded really well to the treatment. So, it’s really good to get the contract talks finished and Luke’s name next to a fresh deal here at the club.

“He can now concentrate on his recovery with the view of him being available to ease his way to match fitness during pre-season.”