Mark Carrington remains driven by a strong desire to win promotion during his time at Wrexham.

The 32-year-old Reds stalwart, who has been at The Racecourse since September 2013, is the longest serving player in Bryan Hughes’ current squad

Carrington, whose versatility has made him a key squad member for the likes of Andy Morrell, Dean Keates, Sam Ricketts and Graham Barrow, is now preparing for a seventh season in North Wales after signing a new one-year deal offered to him in May by the latest manager in the Reds’ hotseat.

Having made more than 200 appearances for the club, the Wrexham vice-captain will add to that tally when the Reds embark on a 12th campaign in non-league.

And Carrington hopes this is the year that Wrexham finally win promotion back to the Football League.

“I am trying to get to that testimonial!” joked Carrington.“At the end of each year I speak with the gaffer. It is a good fit for me, I enjoy it here and it is a good club, and I want to try and get us out of this league if I can.

“I am happy to stay here as long as possible and if we could go up, it would top it off nicely.”

Carrington helped Wrexham reach the play-offs last season for the first time in six years but the Reds were beaten 1-0 by Eastleigh in the eliminator tie.

Although they challenged for promotion, Wrexham lacked a prolific scorer and Carrington hopes the new additions - strikers JJ Hooper, Leighton McIntosh and Mark Harris have been brought in - can address the lack of goals.

“Obviously we did well last season,” said Carrington. “It is another season and hopefully we can go one better.

“The gaffer has brought in a few new lads and a bit of firepower; they’ve looked good in pre-season and seem to be gelling well within the group so hopefully that will stand us in good stead.”

Carrington says Wrexham go into the 2019-20 campaign buoyed by a number of impressive pre-season performances.

“The performances have been good,” added Carrington. “We tried a couple of formations and have looked alright. I think we have looked as good as what we have looked in any of the previous years.

“It is all about hitting the ground running when the season starts but you can got to do it right in pre-season to give yourself the best chance, and hopefully we have done that.”