Kevin Thornton signs new one-year Wrexham contract

Kevin Thornton

Wrexham midfielder Kevin Thornton has signed a new one-year contract with the Racecourse club.

Thornton began his career with Coventry City and joined Wrexham on a non-contract basis earlier this year after a successful trial period.

The Irishman scored Wrexham's equaliser from the penalty spot in their FA Trophy final win over Grimsby.

"I've loved every minute since I arrived here," Thornton told Wrexham's official website.

"Obviously Andy Morrell has given me a chance, so for me to get a contract sorted is to start paying him back. So I want to do well for him, for myself and for the club.

"I have had my ups and downs, and had to work hard to get my contract sorted.

"[I'm] so glad to get it done and now I can focus on back on the playing side of things.

The 26-year-old will miss Sunday's Blue Square Bet Premier promotion final against Newport County at Wembley because of a knee injury.

"It would be nice to come back as a [Football] League side, as we have the players here that the higher we can go, then better it would suit them," Thornton added.

"We are a passing side, with players who like getting on the ball, in fact, if we did get into League Two, I could see us pushing for promotion again."