JAKE LAWLOR reported no ill-effects after making his comeback from injury and the centre-back is hoping for a longer run-out against Telford United tomorrow.

Lawlor dislocated his shoulder in Wrexham's 3-1 win over Braintree on April 6 and missed the final four games of the regular season as well as the play-off eliminator defeat to Eastleigh.

But after making a 30 minute substitute appearance during Tuesday's 1-0 defeat against Portuguese top-flight side Portimonense SC during Wrexham's training camp on the Algarve, Lawlor was delighted to be back in action.

"I didn't think earlier in the week that I would be playing but the gaffer pulled me on Monday, we were a bit short of numbers and it was good to get about 30 minutes," said Lawlor.

"I felt alright.

"Thirty minutes is a good start so hopefully I build on this performance and get more at Telford.

"Forty-five minutes, 60 minutes, we will see how it goes in training."

Lawlor is ahead of schedule as the target was to make sure he was available for Wrexham's opening game of the 2019-20 season, a home match against Barrow on August 3.

"As soon as I did it, the physio ruled me out for the season and just said the main aim was not to be fit for the start of pre-season, but to be fit for the first game of the season," said Lawlor.

"Me, Luke Summerfield and Jason Oswell were in a few times over the summer with the physio, doing a bit of fitness and strengthening on my shoulder.

"It felt good in the game. I wasn't thinking about my shoulder, it wasn't in my mind.

"It was the first game back and once you jump and land on it, you get over it.

"I have done plenty of contact work with the physio, barging and stuff like that, just to get my shoulder right and a bit of confidence building."

Lawlor is pleased with what he has seen so far in pre-season, with Wrexham producing an impressive performance against Portimonense at the Estádio Municipal de Portimão with Bobby Grant twice hitting the woodwork, and he says the play-off heartbreak has been forgotten about.

"No-one is thinking about that now," said Lawlor.

"We have just got to concentrate on this season and how we have done so far in pre-season, especially against Portimonense.

"It is the first time I have been involved but I thought the lads looked very sharp against a very good side.

"I was sat in the dugout and said it was a joy to watch because of how good and tidy they were on the ball.

"But we defended well, passed it really well and were a bit unlucky on the break a couple of times."

Lawlor enjoyed his first every overseas pre-season training camp.

"It has been really good," said Lawlor. "My first pre-season training camp abroad and it is good for bonding with new lads coming in, it is good to get to know them, everyone, as you are with each other a lot more than on a normal day."