DAWID SZCEPANIAK has signed a one-year contract with Wrexham following a successful trial..

The 19-year-old goalkeeper has been with the Reds since the start of pre-season and has featured in several friendlies.

Born in Poland, Szczepaniak moved to Wrexham aged 15 and lives locally, but spent last season with Morecambe in League Two.

The goalkeeper, who has also previously trained with Wrexham and had a stint playing with Airbus, will compete with Rob Lainton and Christian Dibble for the number one jersey.

“I’m very happy that I have signed a contract because I know I can better myself here and I can’t wait," said Szczepaniak.

“I know I can improve with Michael Oakes, Rob Lainton and Christian Dibble, if I’m going to train with them every day and watch them.

“I’m so happy I’m here at Wrexham. I gained confidence playing every week in pre-season. I am more confident now, that’s the main thing.”

Manager Bryan Hughes added: “Dawid’s come in on trial and he’s done well. He’s a good age and a good size and he’s had a bit of experience with Morecambe last season.

“He’s someone that we can develop, potentially send on loan to get game time and also give us a bit more security in the goalkeeping department.

“He’s keen, he’s eager. One of the biggest things is he lives locally as well – that’s a big plus. I was aware of him last season and I’m delighted to have him on board.”