BRYAN HUGHES wants to use pre-season to put his own stamp on the Wrexham team and give supporters entertaining football next term.

Hughes became the club’s third manager of 2018-19 when he took over The Racecourse hotseat in February and he guided the Reds to a play-off spot for the first time in six years, although they were beaten 1-0 by Eastleigh in the eliminator tie

Having joined the club with three months of the season remaining, Hughes is looking forward to having time working with his players before the big kick-off in August, with the aim of delivering a style of football that will “excite” supporters.

“I am looking forward to putting my own stamp on the team,” said Hughes, who welcomes his players back for pre-season training today ahead of the club’s 12th campaign in non-league.

“I know what the fans want here. They want entertaining football, they want to get excited and enjoy watching the games.

“I want to try and excite fans a bit more; I want us to get on the ball and play more than what we did.”

Hughes believes his new signings will make a difference and help build on the progress made last season.

“I am not a big believer in just ripping a squad apart, and starting the rebuilding process again, especially when we have gone so close over the last couple of season,” said Hughes.

“It was just about fine-tuning it really. When I came in during February it was hard to fine-tune it at that stage but we have given ourselves a platform to build on.

“Now I am starting to bring in personnel who will make a difference for us, it is just adding a different mix to what we have got.”

Summer signing Devonte Redmond, a midfielder who turned down the offer of a new contract at Salford City to join Wrexham, is central to Hughes’ aim of entertaining fans.

Former Manchester United youngster Redmond was released by the Premier League giants last June and he joined Salford in January, making 15 appearances and scoring two goals as the Ammies were promoted to the Football League.

“Devonte is a great signing,” said Hughes, who has also added strikers Leighton McIntosh and JJ Hooper to his squad.

“He joined Salford at the end of January and really turned their season round.

“He will add a different dimension to our play in midfield.

“He is technically very good, which is what you would expect coming through at United, and he is good on the ball; he makes intelligent runs and he sees things early so he is going to give us a different way of playing at times.

“I want him to play with freedom. He will be a real asset and hopefully he can hit the ground running next season like he did for Salford.”