It was with a wry smile that Nicky Deverdics gave a brutally honest assessment of his time at Wrexham so far: “If you’ve seen the best of me then it is pointless in me being here basically”.

Deverdics joined Wrexham on an 18-month deal in January from cash-strapped National League rivals Hartlepool United, the general consensus at the time from fans was that then manager Dean Keates had pulled off a major coup in his capture. The 30-year-old midfielder acknowledged he has struggled for form since his Racecourse move, but points to a key reason why he feels he has been unable to do himself justice.

Deverdics has often been employed on the left wing for Wrexham, Keates and successor Andy Davies moving the midfielder out wide to accommodate the more established duo of Sam Wedgbury and Marcus Kelly in the middle.

“I didn’t play on Saturday but I thought the lads played well, and I think going with two out and out wingers helped us,” said the former Pools player. “Bringing pace on to the wings helped.

“We’ve been playing square pegs in round holes, playing me out on the left when I am a centre midfielder, and not being able to get the best out of me because it is not my best position.”

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