Stephen Wright believes the roles he has held at Wrexham will stand him in good stead when he moves into management.

The 38-year-old has had a whirlwind 18 months since he was brought in to help Joey Jones coach the youth team after Andy Davies was appointed as assistant manager to Reds’ boss Dean Keates in October 2016. He soon called time on his playing career due to his coaching commitments and was installed as youth team manager at the start of the current campaign after Jones left his full-time position.

Keates left The Racecourse to take charge of Walsall a fortnight ago and with Davies appointed Wrexham manager until the end of the season, Wright has stepped up to support the first team. Wright, a defender who turned out for the likes of Liverpool, Sunderland and Coventry City before playing for Wrexham from 2012-14, has embraced life as coach and sees himself as a future manager.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed it,” said Wright, who helped Wrexham win the 2013 FA Trophy final at Wembley. “It is the line of work that I want to be in.

“As a footballer it is great and you want to be in and around it. I am doing my badges at this moment in time as well so the role of manager is something in the near future or the future that I want to go into.

“I am getting all the experience, being around Joey and moving to the first team as well, so it can only bode well for the future.”

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