Jake Lawlor wants to draw a line under his brief spell with Salford City and help Wrexham maintain their promotion challenge, report The Leader.

The 27-year-old centre-back has joined the Reds on a two-year deal from National League rivals Salford City for an undisclosed fee and is in line to make his debut in tonight’s top of the table clash against Halifax Town at The Racecourse.

An almost ever present during his five year spell at Guiseley, Lawlor was snapped up by big spending Salford in the summer but found opportunities limited.

Manager Sam Ricketts was keen to bring in defensive cover after seeing Manny Smith suffer a knee injury and Lawlor jumped at the chance to sign for Wrexham.

“I heard about it at the beginning of the week and obviously I was interested straight away,” said Lawlor.

“It is a massive club and I just want to be playing. It hasn’t worked out at Salford, I haven’t been there that long but the opportunity to come and play here I couldn’t turn down.

“I am 27 now and I just want to come in and show people what I do.”

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