JJ HOOPER was delighted to bag a debut goal for Wrexham but the striker felt he should have scored more in the opening day victory over Barrow at The Racecourse.

Wrexham came from behind to triumph 2-1 with Hooper and Bobby Grant on target in the second half.

Hooper, who also set up Grant for the winner, saw other chances go begging but the 25-year-old has backed himself to continue finding the net.

"Obviously it was nice to get that first goal, the assist and win the game," said Hooper, who joined Wrexham in the summer after leaving Grimsby.

"I should have had a couple more goals but the most important thing was the win.

"I pride myself on taking my chances and at a big club like Wrexham, you have to take your chances.

"Luckily it didn't cost us but you never know so I will definitely be working on that and make sure next time I take them.

"I'd say it was a relief to score but I felt like it was coming because of the chances I created and the chances we created as a team.

"It was just a matter of time. James Jennings has put a superb ball back across the goal and it was just an easy tap in really.

"I wouldn't complain having a couple more of them this season!"

Hooper, a prolific goalscorer during a loan spell with Bromley last season, was pleased to have a hand in Grant's goal.

"I want to add assists to my game," said Hooper.

"I got quite a few goals last year but I didn't get assists so it would be nice to get some assists."

Nearly 6,000 fans packed into The Racecourse as Wrexham kicked off a 12th season in non-league and Hooper hailed the support that the Reds received.

"The fans were superb," said Hooper. "They really spurred us on, especially second half; they were like the 12th man.

"It will be good to get more and more of them coming, and hopefully we can do well for them.

"The fans were a massive part of me signing here, they have been so supportive since I signed and long may it continue."

Hooper is looking to build on the win when Wrexham head to Boreham Wood tomorrow before another lengthy away game at Dover on Saturday.

"Two tough tests but if we play like we did second half, I don't see why we can't come back with good results," added Hooper.

Manager Bryan Hughes was delighted with Hooper's all-round performance as the lone striker in the 4-2-3-1 formation he adopted.

"He was fantastic," said Hughes. "He led the line well.

"When you look in the off-season at your recruitment and the personnel who you can bring to the club and systems that you want to adopt, JJ was always one of the ones up high on my list.

"Now he is here at the club, putting in performances like that, it will do his confidence the world of good getting the goal but also he got an assist as well.

"It was a fantastic bit of hold up play; a little shimmy to stand it up with a fantastic cross for Bobby at the back post, and that is why he is at the club.

"The players are feeding off that as well. Bobby, Mark Harris, Devonte Redmond, when it goes up to him most of the time it sticks and they can then make runs off him."

Grant, who struggled in his first season at Wrexham, enjoyed a productive pre-season and Hughes felt he picked up where he left off.

"It is great for him," said Hughes. "I think he felt he was getting a bit frustrated first half, they stifled us once they got the goal.

"He questioned a few things; how he could get on the ball, he didn't feel like he was getting a touch.

"But we sorted that out at half time so we could get him more of an impact and if you want anyone at the back-post arriving there in Bobby's current form, it is him.

"It was a fantastic header."