DEVONTE REDMOND is not taking it for granted that he will be in the side when Wrexham kick-off a 12th campaign in non-league.

Bryan Hughes has strengthened his squad after his side were beaten in the play-off eliminator against Eastleigh last term and Redmond is one of seven new signings recruited by the Reds boss.

Redmond, who turned down the offer of a new contract at Salford City to join Wrexham, has already demonstrated in pre-season why the big-spending Ammies were keen to keep him for their first experience of the Football League with some impressive performances for the Reds.

Although he comes highly rated, Redmond insists everyone can still play their way into Hughes' plans for the first league game of the season against Barrow on August 3.

"Pre-season has gone quickly and I think all the lads have enjoyed it," said Redmond.

"Obviously all the lads want to impress and that is what we have all tried to do.

"I am looking forward to the start of the season and everyone has got a chance.

"It is a big squad with a lot of competition and everyone had got to do their bit to impress.

"Everyone has got to keep their head down and hope you are in the team at the start of the season."

Redmond, who scored his first goal for Wrexham on debut as his new side beat Cefn Druids 4-0 in their opening pre-season friendly, is pleased with how things are going at The Racecourse.

"I have come into a new club, a new environment, a new team and new fans, so you have got to do your part to impress," said Redmond.

"I feel like I have hit the ground running.

"I had a little niggle but I am ready for the season to start, I can't wait.

"It is only a week or so away and we are all buzzing."

But if he gets in the team for the big kick-off, Redmond knows he will have to continue performing to keep his place as he faces midfield competition from the likes of Luke Summerfield, Akil Wright, Luke Young and Matty Sargent.

"Competition is good," said Redmond.

"Everyone knows that if you are not on it, you can be replaced.

"You cannot get complacent."

Redmond made his comeback from a thigh injury in Saturday's 2-0 win against Curzon Ashton.

Although he missed a couple of games, Redmond is fighting fit and should feature when Wrexham complete their pre-season programme at home to Crewe Alex on Saturday.

"It is all about getting fit for the start of the season and if you get a little niggle, it is best not to push yourself," said Redmond.

"I was just happy to get back out there. I felt fine and I am looking forward to the rest of pre-season and getting into the season.

"In the games I have played I was getting sharp anyway and I only missed a week or so; I don't think I really lost anything and I am looking forward to seeing how I progress in the rest of pre-season."