BRYAN HUGHES is “open to conversations” over Wrexham’s first team returning to Colliers Park.

The Football Association of Wales, working with Glyndwr University, have turned the former home of Wrexham into a National Development Centre, spending over £4m.

Wrexham have struck a deal with the FAW for their Centre of Excellence to return to train at Colliers Park, but the first team remain at Nine Acre.

The Reds have identified the site at the former Groves School as a location for a new training facility, but boss Hughes is keen to see whether his first team squad could benefit from the new-look Colliers Park.

“I know we are looking at plans for our own training ground in the future, but I can’t see any reason why we can’t potentially use Colliers Park as a first team,” said Hughes. “I’m sure we will be working behind the scenes to keep that affiliation.

“It is something I would be keen to utilise because they’ve got great facilities there.

“I’d be open to conversations and I’m sure there will be conversations.

“If we can use it and use each other, with it on our doorstep, it would be beneficial for everyone.”

In the meantime, Hughes is delighted that the club’s promising youngsters will be able to take advantage of the top-class facilities at Colliers Park.

“It’s fantastic news for the club,” said Hughes. “It’s important to build those links, especially with the Football Association of Wales taking over Colliers Park.

“I’m delighted with that and hopefully we can keep building with them.”