DEVONTE REDMOND believes the early signs are encouraging and he is already developing a good understanding with fellow Wrexham new-boy JJ Hooper.

Redmond has added to manager Bryan Hughes' midfield options while Hooper is one of four strikers recruited by the Reds boss, and the duo hit it off in Saturday's 4-0 friendly win against Cefn Druids.

Redmond bagged the opener after being set up by Hooper and then returned for the favour as the frontman was hauled down in the area.

Hooper converted the resulting penalty before scoring another goal and Redmond feels the pair are already on the same wavelength.

"JJ is a good player and he makes some good runs," said Redmond.

"He is powerful and strong, he is goal hungry and he is a proper striker so I think he will do well and I will enjoy playing with him.

"I played against him last season and he was a handful. He was one of the ones that stood out, was selfish in front of goal and wanted to score, and you need a player like that if you are going to do well. Luckily we have got him here.

"You have all got to learn your connections and links within the team, and who is going to be on the end of the passes that you make.

"I am happy that he is a striker that wants to make those runs and receive those kind of passes; everyone will feed off him and he will feed off us, and I think he will do well."

Wrexham's interplay in the first half, with another new signing Mark Harris also impressing, bodes well for the new season and Redmond stressed the importance of players quickly learning each other's games.

"It is important to gel together as quick as possible," said Redmond.

"Find out how everyone plays and get to know their strengths.

"I thought we did it quite well and showed what we could do quite early on.

"We will look to carry it on now and build on it."

Redmond, who turned down the offer of a new contract at Salford City, where he won promotion last season via the National League play-offs, in favour of joining Wrexham, will remember his Reds debut after bagging the opening goal at The Rock.

"It was a good run-out for us," added Redmond.

"I got the minutes under my belt and I got a little goal as well so I was happy with how it started.

"It is something to remember; it was my first game for Wrexham and first goal so a little milestone for me.

"I enjoyed playing with the lads and getting to know how they play on the pitch, it was a good work-out."

Wrexham face League One side Fleetwood Town in tonight's friendly at Poolfoot Farm and Redmond added: "It will be a good test.

"It will be a team that is going to pass it, a League One team, so it will be a tough work-out for us but I see no reason why we can't do well against them, and show them what we can do."