Wrexham: Boss Kevin Wilkin hoping to stay at Racecourse

Kevin Wilkin and Wrexham players after losing the FA Trophy final against North Ferriby
Kevin Wilkin joined Wrexham from Nuneaton in 2014

Kevin Wilkin hopes to remain Wrexham manager next season after his side's FA Trophy final defeat to part-timers North Ferriby United.

Wrexham were beaten 5-4 on penalties having led 2-0 at one stage against the Conference North side at Wembley.

The Dragons have had a disappointing season in the Conference, and Wilkin admits his future is less than certain.

"I wouldn't expect to be at the football club if it's not right for people," he said.

"Wrexham's a big club at this level and if somebody's better and can spend the money more wisely then fair enough.

"The people owning the club will make that decision."

Wilkin has been in charge of Wrexham for 12 months after leaving Nuneaton Town to succeed Andy Morrell at the Racecourse.

Louis Moult had given Wrexham the lead in the FA Trophy final before Jay Harris's composed second half finish put them in a commanding lead.

North Ferriby celebrate after lifting the FA Trophy
The village of North Ferriby has a population of less than 4,000

But Liam King pulled a goal back for North Ferriby from the penalty spot before substitute Ryan Kendall equalised late in normal time.

Kendall's header made it 3-2 before Moult's stunning strike set up penalties, which the Yorkshire village side won 5-4 after Adam Nicklin saved Steve Tomassen's kick in sudden death.

"I'm disappointed and numb after that disappointing result but I try and keep everything in perspective," Wilkin added.

"I don't let my highs get too high and lows too low."

Wrexham have had a disappointing league campaign and are 15th in the table ahead of Tuesday's home game against Dover Athletic.

Their league form is in contrast to their fortunes in this season's cup competitions.

They reached the third round of the FA Cup, losing 3-1 to Premier League side Stoke City, as well as reaching their second FA Trophy final in three years.

"I don't think overall it's been such a bad season," Wilkin said.

"I do find it a little disappointing, when you look at what we've done in the cups, and instantly you're asked questions [about your future].

"I know Wrexham are in a better place now than it was when I took over."