Former Hull City and Birmingham City midfielder Bryan Hughes has been appointed manager of National League side Wrexham.

The 42-year-old has signed a three-and-a-half deal with the Dragons, as announced by their official club website this morning.

Graham Barrow resigned from his post as manager of Wrexham on Tuesday despite the club being fifth in the league. Nevertheless, they have acted fast to replace him and will be looking to get their promotion charge back on track now.

Hughes, who resigned from playing in 2015, started his career at Wrexham and went onto play over 100 games for them as a youngster.

Birmingham paid £1 million to lure him away from the Racecourse Ground. Hughes spent seven years at St Andrews and helped the Blues gain promotion to the Premier League in 2002.

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He then moved onto Charlton Athletic in 2004 before signing for Hull City three years later. Hughes became a key player for the Tigers and was an integral part of their first ever promotion to the Premier League in 2008.

Since his Play-Off heroics with Hull, Hughes has gone onto have spells at Derby County, Burton Albion, Grimsby Town, Icelandic side IBV Vestmannaeyja, Accrington Stanley and Scarborough Athletic.

He got his first taste of management with Scarborough in 2014. Hughes will now be looking to get Wrexham back into the Football League. They are currently four points off Leyton Orient at the top of the league and six points into the Play-Offs.

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