THE ambition show by Wrexham on and off the pitch persuaded Adam Barton to make the switch to The Racecourse.

Centre midfielder Barton has penned a two-year deal with the Reds after leaving Dundee United.

The club has announced plans for a new Kop stand and with promotion again the objective in 2019-20 on the field of play, Barton admits joining Wrexham was an easy choice.

"I wasn't really settled down and I was hoping to move on," said Barton.

"I am glad it has happened and I am glad I am here.

"It is a very ambitious club. There is talk of the new stand being built, stadium, training ground being built, you know where the club want to go.

"It is not a case of just hanging in there, they want to keep pushing and pushing and even if we go up this season, next season we want to do it again and go up again.

"It is not about we are in League Two now and we can settle, it is about going again so that is the plan."

Barton began his career at Preston and played for Crawley, Coventry City, Fleetwood, Portsmouth and Partick Thistle before joining Dundee United in July 2018, and the 28-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at Welsh Premier League side Connah's Quay Nomads.

Eager to kick-start his career, Barton, who hails from Clitheroe, knew his future lay at Wrexham after speaking with manager Bryan Hughes.

"I knew Wrexham was a big club anyway and they had been fighting for the title last season," said Barton, who made his debut as a substitute in Friday's 1-0 defeat at Fleetwood and has travelled to Portugal with his team-mates for this week's training camp.

"The manager said what he would do to me in terms of playing-wise and it really sold me, and the way he wants to play.

"Everything just added up to be the right move for me. I can commute from home, I haven't lived at home for eight years or so and to be back with the family is great.

"It wasn't necessarily a move to non-league that I wanted initially but this would probably be the only club I would do that for."