JAZZI BARNUM-BOBB senses a winning mentality in the Wrexham changing room and the right-back is just as hungry as his team-mates to help the Reds regain their place in the Football League.

The 23-year-old has been on trial at The Racecourse since the start of pre-season and has signed a one-year deal after impressing manager Bryan Hughes.

Having been welcomed by his team-mates since starting to train with the club, Barnum-Bobb recognises a huge desire to be successful in the Wrexham ranks.

"When you go into a changing room you know if it is a good environment and is it a winning dressing room," said Barnum-Bobb.

"With how well the boys did last year, you can tell how hungry everyone is to go that one better, and just how well everyone gets on.

"Sometimes you come in as one of the new boys and it takes a while but everyone was so welcoming and helped me fit in, and let me just focus on my football.

"I came in on day one so I don't feel like I am playing catch-up. I have had time to get to know the lads and get to know how the gaffer wants to play.

"Although I have been on trial, I have had a full pre-season. I have missed a couple of games but it is nothing major.

"It is just under two weeks until the season starts and I feel like I am ready to go."

Barnum-Bobb, who played for Cardiff City and Newport County before spending last season at Chelmsford City, is grateful that Hughes has shown faith in him.

"I am delighted to say it is finally done," said Barnum-Bobb. "I have come in and the gaffer has played me in games as a trialist.

"It has been a while since I have done it but the chance came to come on trial to a big club like this and it was one I was willing to take.

"Luckily I have done well, the gaffer has put some faith in me and given me a deal. He has rewarded me for doing well on trial so I am looking forward to getting started.

"I have had some good chats with the gaffer, he has been positive with me and I am looking forward to playing under him this season."

Barnum-Bobb is delighted to go up a division after playing for Chelmsford in National League South but he wants to progress further with Wrexham.

"I went from Newport down to Chelmsford and it opens your eyes when you do down two levels below where you were," said Barnum-Bobb.

"As a player, who want to be playing your football in the league and I think this is a club which should in the league.

"It is nice to have a challenge ahead.

"Stepping out of full-time football last year was a change, it made me hungrier to get back into the full-time game and I am pleased it has happened with Wrexham."