New loan signing Bobby Grant is relishing the chance to get stuck in at Wrexham having signed from Fleetwood on a short-term loan deal.
Having found himself out of the team under Joey Barton at the League One side, Liverpool-born Grant, 28 – who also counts Accrington Stanley, Scunthorpe, Rochdale and Blackpool among his former teams – is keen to get playing again.
But he admits, having watched the game against Leyton Orient on Saturday, that he will be fighting for games as part of a strong Wrexham squad.
“I’m not coming here guaranteed to play,” he admitted. “I’ve said that to the manager – my performances will warrant a place in the team.
“This team are doing really well at the moment, and I’m just here to help keep them where they are and push for promotion.
“There were no qualms about coming to play in the National League. I was at Saturday’s game at Leyton Orient and I didn’t personally realise the size of the football club and I though the support the fans gave the lads on Saturday was outstanding.
“I just can’t wait to witness that and get on the pitch.”
Grant was in training on Monday and is available to play on Tuesday night at Barrow and also in Saturday’s FA Cup tie against Newport County.
And he is keen to help the team bounce back from a defeat to Orient on Saturday, which he admitted was not a reflection of Wrexham’s performance.
“If the manager thinks I’m ready to be selected then great, I’ll give it all I’ve got,” he said of Tuesday’s match.
“If not, then I’m here to help the team. It’s all about going to Barrow and bouncing back from Saturday’s defeat.”
An attacking midfielder or forward, Grant has played across the front three during his time with Fleetwood but is prepared to be adaptable to get game time at the Racecourse.
“I’m happy to play wherever he wants to play me to be honest,” he laughed. “My best seasons have been coming off the right of a front three but I’m here to do what the manager says to benefit the team. It’s not about what suits me, it’s about what suits the team.
“There’s nothing better personally than when you score goals but, for me, I just want to win. If I can score the goals and get the assists to do that then great."