MARK HARRIS revealed a conversation with Bryan Hughes persuaded him to join Wrexham.

The 20-year-old attacker, comfortable through the middle or out wide, has headed north from Cardiff City on a season long loan.

Harris explained how the move to The Racecourse came about, saying: “It’s been coming now for the past couple of weeks.

“Cardiff rang me first to let me know that Wrexham were interested and then the gaffer rang and messaged me.

“Since I spoke to him I thought ‘this could be a good move to me’.”

Harris will now start training with the Reds ahead of the first game of pre-season against Welsh Premier League outfit Cefn Druids on Saturday.

He continued: “I’m happy to do it as early as it has been so I can get in and get amongst the lads.

“It’s a great club and hopefully I can make my mark by doing well for the team and the fans.”

Harris, who has won 11 caps for Wales Under-21s, is no stranger to a loan move, the youngster spending last season at Newport County and Port Vale.

The Swansea-born youngster played 16 times for Newport between August and January, scoring twice, before joining Port Vale for the final months of the campaign.

Another six appearances followed for Harris, who is hoping his experience of going out on-loan will stand him in good stead.

“Last season I was on-loan at two different clubs, so I’ve got a bit of experience from that,” acknowledged Harris.

“With this loan I’m hoping to show everyone what I can do by scoring goals and creating goals.

“If I play and show what I can do then anything can happen.”

Harris is also braced for the rough and tumble of the National League after plying his trade in League Two last term.

Asked about the physicality of the fifth-tier, Harris said: “I’ve heard it’s a bit worse than League Two, but I’ve gained that experience, so I do know what it’s going to be like and how tough it’s going to be.”

And Harris comes with a good reputation having made his first team debut as a substitute for Cardiff City back on January 8, 2017 in the FA Cup against Fulham.

A host of injuries and illnesses presented Harris with the chance to make his Championship debut just over three months later against Wigan.

Lining up in a five-man midfield, Cardiff boss Neil Warnock, who has been “quite impressed with Harris” prior to his first team promotion, was encouraged by the then 18-year-old’s display in the goalless draw.

“I thought he did okay but I felt sorry for him because we were so poor in that area,” said Warnock.