Wrexham sign defender Chris Westwood from Wycombe

Chris Westwood
Chris Westwood started his career at Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wrexham boss Dean Saunders has signed defender Chris Westwood from League Two side Wycombe Wanderers.

The 34-year-old rejected a new one-year contract at Adams Park to join non-league Wrexham on a free transfer and Westwood has signed a two-year deal.

Saunders hopes to guide Wrexham to a Football League return following their relegation in 2008 and centre-back Westwood will bolster their defence.

"You only have to look at his record to realise that he's a winner," he said.

"Chris is a player who I have followed for a while, so I'm happy to have finally tied him down.

Westwood, who joins former Wycombe team-mate Dean Keates at The Racecourse Ground, has helped sides win League Two promotion on three separate occasions and aided in Peterborough United's League One promotion campaign in 2009.

Westwood, who started his career at Wolverhampton Wanderers, is Saunders' second summer signing after striker Jake Speight's arrival from Bradford City.

The 6ft defender joins his eighth professional club after stints at Reading, Hartlepool United, Walsall, Peterborough and Cheltenham Town before he signed for Wycombe in 2009.

Saunders says Westwood's experience of helping sides win promotion is a bonus as the former Wales international builds a side strong enough for a Football League return.

"We had a good defence last season," said Saunders, whose side lost in a Blue Square Bet Premier play-off to Luton Town last season.

"But you have to continually look to improve and I'm confident that Chris will only help us."

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